Police confirm dead Twinstead cyclist was from Sible Hedingham

Police have closed the road.

Police have closed the road. - Credit: Tom Potter

A cyclist found dead on the roadside in Twinstead was in his 40s and from Sible Hedingham, police have confirmed.

A passerby found the man at Lorkin’s Lane at 3.40pm yesterday and called emergency services.

Paramedics and an air ambulance were called to the scene but he was declared dead.

It is believed he died from his injuries after apparently losing control of his bike.

The road was closed until 9pm while police carried out initial investigations at the scene.

Officers from the Essex Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen the cyclist between 3pm and 3.30pm.

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The rider was wearing a cycle helmet, cycling shorts and a blue top, and was riding a road bike with racing handlebars.

Anyone with information should contact officers on 101 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.

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