Cyclist dies after becoming unwell during Pedal for Scotland

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A cyclist taking part in the Pedal for Scotland event yesterday has died after becoming unwell.

The participant was treated by paramedics near Avonbridge during the event, but later passed away.

Pedal for Scotland passing through Avonbridge. Pic: Jamie Forbes

Pedal for Scotland passing through Avonbridge. Pic: Jamie Forbes

A statement from Pedal for Scotland released last night said: “Our heartfelt condolences go to their family and friends at this time.”

The closed-road cycle marked the event’s 20th anniversary and was the last of its kind.

Organisers said it had more than achieved its aims over the last two decades – encouraging more people to cycle, raising the profile of cycling in Scotland and providing a platform for raising millions of pounds for good causes.