The cyclist died on the Wrynose Pass. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

The cyclist died on the Wrynose Pass. Photo: Bob Smith/grough

A cyclist has died in an incident on a Lake District pass.

Katherine Moore was taking part in a Coast to Coast event when she was injured on the Wrynose Pass above Little Langdale.

The 56-year-old London woman is the second cyclist to die within three days in the Lake District.

Cumbria Constabulary said: “At approximately 9am yesterday, 29 June 29, police were contacted following a report of an injured cyclist at Wrynose Pass, near to Little Langdale. Mrs Moore was pronounced deceased a short time later. Her family have been informed.

“No others persons were involved in this incident.”

The Coast to Coast in a Day event involves cycling the 150 miles between Seascale on the Cumbrian coast to Whitby in North Yorkshire.

Organiser Open Cycling said in a statement on its website: “With great sadness, we can confirm that a female adult participant taking part in the Coast to Coast in a Day sportive was involved in a fatal accident on a downhill section in the early stages of the event.

“This occurred at approximately 9am on Wrynose Pass. The road was closed to all other traffic and there was no other vehicle or cyclist involved in this incident.

“Despite first aiders being on the scene within five minutes and the rapid attendance of both road and air ambulance, tragically her injuries were too serious to be able to save her.”

An event spokesperson added: “We are deeply saddened by this and our thoughts are with her family and friends.

“No issue has a greater priority for us than the safety of our participants, which is why we are fully committed to understand how this happened so we can help prevent anything similar from happening again.

“We are very grateful to the emergency services for their swift response and we will continue to liaise with them and the cyclist’s family to support them in any helpful way we can.”

The Coast to Coast in a Day cycling sportive has run for eight years with about 4,000 riders in total having taken part.

On Thursday, a 58-year-old woman cyclist died in the Haweswater area in the eastern Lakes. Police said they were treating her death as unexplained.

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