Man dies in ‘cycling accident’ on Billy Trail at Hayling Island

The entrance to the Billy Trail at Sinah Lane, Hayling Island
The entrance to the Billy Trail at Sinah Lane, Hayling Island
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A CYCLIST has died on a popular nature trail on Hayling Island.

Hampshire police said a 52-year-old man died on the Billy Trail at Sinah Lane this morning.

Officers were called at 10.51am today following the sudden death of a 52-year-old man

Police spokesman

His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

A South Central Ambulance Serivce spokeswoman said: ‘We were called at 10.39am.

‘This was to reports to an accident that happened.

‘We sent a variety of resources including the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, a community responder, a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew, an ambulance officer and the emergency care response unit.

‘They were assessing and treating a gentleman who sadly was confirmed deceased at the scene.

‘I understand it was a cycling accident.’

She added some crew were sent to Denhill Close due to access to the trail.

A Hampshire spokesman added: ‘Officers were called at 10.51am today following the sudden death of a 52-year-old man close to Denhill Close on Hayling Island.

‘The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner in due course.’