Kent

Road Race League marshal dies in Lamberhurst crash

Police at scene
Image caption The 55-year-old man died at the scene near the Elephant's Head pub in Furnace Lane

A motorcyclist has died in a crash with a car while he was acting as a road marshal at a racing event.

The 55-year-old man died at the scene near the Elephant's Head pub in Furnace Lane, Hook Green, Lamberhurst, on Saturday.

Kent Police said he had been marshalling the regional Road Race League event, which involved more than 60 cyclists.

The man - who has not yet been named - was from Surbiton, south west London.

Anyone who saw the crash is asked to contact police.

'Tragedy'

In a statement, British Cycling confirmed a National Escort Group (NEG) motorcyclist died after an incident on the first day of the South East Road Race League Three Day.

It said the race was stopped immediately and racing was cancelled for the rest of the weekend.

British Cycling president Brian Cookson said: "This is a tragedy which will sadden everyone associated with road racing in this country.

"My thoughts and those of everyone at British Cycling are with the friends and family of the NEG rider."

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