Cyclist killed Scottish Borders

A cyclists has been killed in the Scottish Borders after losing control of his bike and colliding into a car.

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Cyclist killed in collision

Police are appealing for help identifying a cyclist involved in a fatal road accident in the Scottish Borders.It happened at around 4.20pm on Monday 6th August on the A703 Edinburgh to Peebles Road, about 300 meters north of Peebles.

The cyclist, who was travelling north, appears to have lost control of the bicycle, veered into the southbound carriageway and collided with a Fiat Panda.

Witnesses gave first aid until emergency services arrived, however he was pronounced dead at the scene. The cyclist is described as:

  • A male
  • Between 40 - 50 years old
  • Riding a blue and white Peugeot racing bike
  • Wearing a yellow jacket, blue and yellow cycling top, black cycling shorts

It is believed the cyclist may have become unwell immediately prior to the collision.The road was closed for around three and a half hours while accident investigation and vehicle recovery took place.Sergeant Brian Jones from Lothian and Borders Police said:

"This was a terribly sad incident which has left a man dead and a number of witnesses greatly affected.

"There may be someone out there who recognises the description of this cyclist and I would appeal to them to come forward as a matter of urgency.

"Similarly I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward - they may have vital information that could greatly assist us in establishing the full circumstances."

– Sergeant Brian Jones

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