Cumbria

Land's End to John O'Groats cyclist dies in fall

A woman died when she came off her bike in heavy rain in Cumbria.

The 40-year-old failed to negotiate a bend at Thornton Lane, Deepdale, near Dent on Saturday afternoon.

She suffered massive head injuries and died at the scene despite the efforts of air and land ambulance crew.

Police have not yet released details of her identity but said she was part of a group undertaking a Land's End to John O'Groats cycle ride.

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