Man died of a heart attack during RideLondon

The death of Kris Cook who died of a heart attack at RideLondon yesterday has lead to more than £4,000 being donated to his JustGiving page.

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Woking Hospital statement after charity cyclist dies

"This is a real tragedy and Kris's death has shocked us all. We had almost 40 people cycling on our behalf yesterday and we are most grateful to them all but the death of Kris has inevitably cast a long shadow over the proceedings. All our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time and we will try to offer them any support we can."

– Nigel Harding, Woking Hospice Chief Executive


RideLondon 'deeply saddened' by death of Kris Cook

Organsisers of the annual RideLondon event have said the death of Kris Cook during the 100-mile cycle race yesterday "is a deep sadness".

The 36-year-old suffered from a heart attack while cycling with 11 other riders in the event.

In a statement Prudential RideLondon said:

It is with deep sadness that we report the death of a participant in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

Kris Cook, aged 36, collapsed at Newlands Corner from a sudden cardiac arrest and, although prompt medical attention was provided by event doctors on the scene, his death was later confirmed after further attempts to revive him at hospital.

Kris was part of a group of 12 riders raising money for Woking Hospice. His mother said that he had died doing something he loved and welcomed donations in Kris’s memory to his Woking Hospice fundraising page.

The organisers of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 would like to express their sincere condolences to Kris’s family and friends.

– RideLondon

His exact cause of death will be established by a post-mortem.

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