A 69-year-old man who collapsed while taking part in the RideLondon cycle race has died.
Nigel Buchan-Swanson, from Chichester, had a cardiac arrest in Ockley Road about 56 miles into the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event on Sunday.
Fellow riders and medics at the scene tried to help him. He was married with three children and six grandchildren.
His wife Deborah said: “He was a very experienced cyclist and died doing something he loved”.
She said: “Nigel was a much loved husband, father and grandfather.”
Fundraising target exceeded
The event organisers said Mr Buchan-Swanson had been raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
“Everyone involved in Prudential RideLondon would like to express our sincere condolences to Nigel’s family and friends”, they said.
Mr Buchan-Swanson’s fundraising page had a £200 target and has raised more than £3,000 so far with many contributors expressing condolences.
Hayley Short, head of challenge events at Macmillan, said: “We are deeply saddened to hear about the death of Nigel Buchan-Swanson in the 2018 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.
“The money he raised for Macmillan will make a real difference to people living with cancer, and we are extremely grateful for his support.
“Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends.”
A total of 26,720 riders completed the event on Sunday.