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Cyclist killed in Tour O The Borders crash

Victim named as Jason Brand, aged 49 and from Edinburgh

A cyclist has been killed following a crash at the Tour O The Borders sportive yesterday.

The victim has been named as Jason Brand, aged 49 and from Edinburgh.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near the Meggetland Reservoir, Selkirk, as a result of serious injuries.

Police Scotland, who are continuing their enquiries, said that no-one else was involved in the incident which happened at around 9.40am on Sunday morning.

In a post on Facebook, organisers said: "It is with the deepest regret that we announce the death of a participant at Tour O The Borders closed road cycling sportive.”

They added that the cyclist’s next of kin had been informed.

Simon joined 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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