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Donations flood in after charity cyclist dies during race

Donations have poured in for a cyclist who died while participating in a London to Surrey bicycle ride on the weekend.

Nicola Tait posted this picture today of her and Kris Cook. Credit: Nicola Tait/Facebook

Kris Cook, 36, suffered a heart attack as he took part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and later died in hospital.

He was part of a team of 12 riders raising funds for the Woking Hospice and hundreds of well-wishers have since made donations to his fundraising page.

Cook had aimed to raise £500 for the hospice, but the total stood at almost £17,000 tonight.

The cyclist's mother, Sue Cook, said that her son died "doing something he loved".

Heather Hayward, who took part in the ride, said the ride was stopped while emergency services tried to save Cook's life. "I hope the family take comfort in the fact that he was really looked after," she said.