Cyclist dies in incident on Skye

Published 04 May 2018

Police Scotland can confirm that a male cyclist has died after coming of his bicycle on an unclassified road near Ord on Skye.

David Anthony Young, 73, died in the incident on Friday, May 4.

No other vehicles were involved. It is believed he collided with a wild animal.

The road was closed to allow for collision investigation to be carried out at the scene.

Sergeant Chris Murray, of the Road Policing Unit, said "Our thoughts are with David's family and friends at this difficult time and ask that their privacy is respected.

"Our enquiries into this tragic incident are ongoing, and I would appeal for anyone who saw David on the morning of  May 4, who has not already spoken to police to contact us on 101, making reference to NP2208/18".

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