4 Nov 2015

Cyclist's death due to medical condition - police

2:40 pm on 4 November 2015

A cyclist who fell from his bike and went down a bank on the Coromandel Peninsular yesterday died from a medical condition and his death is not being treated as a road fatality.

The police say a driver noticed the 68-year-old man riding up a hill on Whangapoua Road (State Highway 25) about 5pm and then saw him veer left, collapse and fall from his bike.

They say a medical examination has established the man's death was the result of a medical condition.

The death has been reported to the Coroner.