Nigel Buchan Swanson, aged 69 suffered cardiac arrest shortly after the halfway point

A cyclist taking part in yesterday's Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 has died following a cardiac arrest during the event.

Organisers confirmed his identity as Nigel Buchan-Swanson, aged 69, who was married with three children and six grandchildren and lived in Chichester, West Sussex.

They said the cardiac arrest happened at Ockley Road around 56 miles into the route.

Mr Buchan-Swanson died despite the efforts of other cyclists and medical personnel at the scene.

His wife Deborah said: “Nigel was a much loved husband, father and grandfather. He was a very experienced cyclist and died doing something he loved.”

He had been raising money for Macmillan and his fundraising page can be found here

Organisers added: "Everyone involved in Prudential RideLondon would like to express our sincere condolences to Nigel’s family and friends."

First held in 2013, there has been a fatality on the event most year's it has been run - unsurprising, given there are more than 25,000 participants - with cardiac arrest the most common cause of death.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.