Cyclist who died in collision with car is identified by police

Mark Sanderson, a 53-year-old from Edinburgh, was involved in an accident on the A703 on Monday.

Police Road closed emergency accident sign
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A cyclist who was killed after his bike collided with a car on Monday has been named by police.

Mark Sanderson, a 53-year-old from Lochrin Place, Edinburgh, was involved in an accident on the A703 Edinburgh to Peebles road around 300 metres north of the town at around 4.20pm.

An air ambulance was scrambled to the scene and landed on the road but shortly afterwards Mr Sanderson, who was wearing cycling racing clothing, was pronounced dead.

A Lothian and Borders police spokesman said: “Mr Sanderson, who was travelling north, lost control of his bicycle and veered into the southbound carriageway, colliding with a Fiat Panda.

“Enquiries are ongoing to determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.”

Anyone who witnessed the accident can contact Galashiels Police Station on 01896 664545 or the Force Communication Centre on 0131 311 3131.

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