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Rider dies from cardiac arrest during RideLondon sportive

Cyclist magazine
30 Jul 2018

Nigel Buchan-Swanson, 69, died following a cardiac arrest at the 56 mile mark

A cyclist has died following a cardiac arrest while riding the RideLondon 100 sportive yesterday, Sunday 29th July. Nigel Buchan-Swanson was confirmed to have suffered the heart attack on Ockley Road, around the 56 mile mark of the 100 mile event.

The 69-year-old was immediately given medical attention at the scene by fellow riders and medical personnel. Organisers have confirmed no further details will be released, with his family asking for privacy, and that the exact cause of death will be established through a subsequent medical examination.

An avid cyclist, Buchan-Swanson was participating in the 100 mile event which acted as the marquee event across the RideLondon cycling festival weekend.

Over 26,000 riders participated in the three events on Sunday 29th July.

The resident of Chichester, West Sussex leaves behind a wife, three children and six grandchildren. In a statement, his wife Debroah commented on her late husband's passion for cycling, saying, 'He was a very experienced cyclist and died doing something he loved.'

He was riding on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity that helps cancer patients and their families through their battle. So far, £652 has been raised, £400 more than the original £200 target.

Buchan-Swanson's JustGiving page is still active and can be found here.

Cyclist would like to express its condolences to Nigel's family and friends.

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