Tayside and Central Scotland

Cyclist killed in accident named

A 50-year-old cyclist who died after an accident on a road in Perthshire at the weekend has been named by police.

John Yates, from Killearn in rural Stirling, suffered fatal head injuries during an annual organised cycling event on Sunday morning.

Mr Yates was travelling with a group of 20 cyclists on the B827 road from Braco to Comrie, when he fell from his bike shortly before noon.

No motor vehicles were involved in the accident.

An air ambulance took Mr Yates to Glasgow's Southern General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Tayside Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious and have sent a report to the procurator fiscal.

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