A cyclist was found dead in London’s Richmond Park, hugely popular with London’s cycling community, on Wednesday 17 December, the Richmond and Twickenham Times reports.

The cyclist was discovered at about 3pm having collapsed on the road between Richmond Gate and Pembroke Lodge; ambulances were called to the scene and took him to Kingston Hospital, but he died later that afternoon.

The Richmond and Twickenham Times reveals: “Royal Parks Police are investigating and have revealed the man was white, possibly in his 30s, about 6 feet tall and of thin build, he had short fair hair, no facial hair and wore Lycra cycling gear in black and grey.

“They have also revealed his bike had a white and black Monoc frame.“

It is not yet known what caused this saddening turn of events, and the Royal Parks Police are currently seeking the cyclists identity, and are urging anyone with information to call 020 7161 9630 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.