A CYCLIST in his 60s who came off his bike while riding in Abingdon has died.

The man came off his bike along Drayton Road shortly after 4pm on Sunday and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with serious injuries but he later died, police said.

Officers said there were no suspicious circumstances and said their thoughts were with the man’s family.

It is not believed that any other vehicles were involved, but the Oxford Mail understands that the man was helped by a passer by.

Thames Valley Police had released a picture of the bicycle in a bid to track down the cyclist’s family after unsuccessful attempts to find his next of kin.

Investigating officer Police Sergeant Chris Ruff described him as a white man, about 5ft 8ins of slim build with greying hair, a brown beard and blue eyes.

He was wearing blue Lycra shorts, a blue top and a grey and blue helmet and riding a dark green Moulton bike.

After the accident, police had put out an appeal for anyone who saw the man to contact them.

Yesterday the force confirmed that, following the appeal, the family had been located but that the man, who was found seriously ill, had died.

Sergeant Chris Ruff, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the man who has died.

“There are no suspicious circumstances involved.

“I would like to thank the public for sharing the appeal to help to locate the man’s family.”