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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 has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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