THE 73-year-old cyclist who died in floods at Godstow Road, Wytham, on Wednesday has been named as Ian Taylor.

Mr Taylor, of Abbey Road, West Oxford, was airlifted to hospital after falling into the flood water and later died.

In a statement, his wife Karen Jackson said Mr Taylor was an active man in good health who cycled daily and swam regularly.

The former international management consultant moved to Oxford from Durham with his wife in 2006.

An inquest is expected to be opened and adjourned tomorrow.

There is no date set for the funeral.