RideLondon: Second cyclist dies weeks after event
A man has died weeks after suffering a head injury during the RideLondon cycling event, it has emerged.
Richard Kell, 71, from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, was airlifted to hospital on 31 July after hitting a tree.
RideLondon said he died in hospital on 23 August, and sent condolences to the riders' family and friends.
He is the second rider to die as a result of this year's cycling event. Robin Chard, 48, from Bicester, suffered a cardiac arrest.
James Choulaton, of the Outdoor Traders cycling club, of which Mr Kell was a member, paid tribute to a "passionate" cyclist who was "one of a kind".
"He will be sorely missed by all of us and we would like to send all our love to his family during this tragically sad time."
What is RideLondon?
- The 100-mile cycle event is dubbed the London marathon on wheels
- More than 100,000 cyclists take part
- First RideLondon was in 2013 as part of London Olympic "legacy"
- Events include the 100, the Classic (for top male professionals) the Classique (the richest women's one-day race in cycling) and FreeCycle (for families)