A British bicycle owner has been killed throughout a race in Australia, police have confirmed.
Mike Corridor was competing within the Indian Pacific Wheel Race when he was concerned in a collision with a automobile on Friday.
The race started on 18 March and was on account of end on Friday. The Yorkshire-born bicycle owner had been in second place.
Race organisers stated his loss of life was a “nice loss to the worldwide biking neighborhood”. The race, from Perth to Sydney, was cancelled after the crash.
ACT Policing – the neighborhood policing arm of the Australian Federal Police – and race organisers are investigating.
The crash occurred on Friday morning on the Monaro Freeway at Royalla, south of Canberra, in New South Wales.
Mr Corridor – who received the 2012 World Cycle Race – died on the scene.
His household has been knowledgeable, police stated.
Mr Corridor based the annual Transcontinental Race – an ultra-endurance throughout Europe.
In 2013 and 2016 he received the Tour Divide mountain bike race within the Rocky Mountains.
In a press release launched by the organisers of the 5,450km, unsupported journey, the IPWR stated Mr Corridor “leaves an unimaginable legacy”.
They stated he “revelled within the spirit and journey of ultra-endurance biking occasions”, and praised his efforts in “each elevating cash and the spirits of others”.
A tribute journey is being deliberate in Sydney for Sunday.