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Police appeal after cyclist found dead on Wiltshire road

Man aged 77 was discovered yesterday lunchtime near Newton Tony

Police in Wiltshire have appealed for witnesses after a cyclist was discovered dead next to his bicycle on a country road.

The 77-year-old was found at around 12.30pm yesterday on Cholderton Road, near Newton Tony, nine miles north east of Salisbury.

Despite emergency services attending the scene, he was pronounced dead there.

Police, who closed the road for several hours yesterday while they investigated the incident, have not said whether they believe another vehicle was involved.

The road was closed until the mid-afternoon while investigations were carried out. 

Officers have asked anyone who has information or who saw the rider yesterday to contact them on 101. 

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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