Police name cyclist who died in race near Belvoir Castle

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The cyclist who died while taking part in a race near Belvoir Castle on Saturday has been named as Jason Scott Catley, of Screveton, Nottinghamshire.

Mr Catley, aged 44, died after reportedly colliding with another competitor in a road race between Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir and Belvoir Castle at 3.53pm.

A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said: “Police are carrying out enquiries on behalf of the coroner following the death of a cyclist at a planned cycling event at Belvoir Castle.”

An air ambulance attended but Mr Catley is believed to have been pronounced dead at the scene.

Witness Richard Middleton said: “No motor vehicles were involved. It was a cycling event (road race), the gentleman lost control after colliding with another competitor and unfortunately hit a village sign. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

A witness said on the Journal website: “Was watching the race and the tragic events at the end. Just want to say that the volunteers who did everything they could to help the man until the air ambulance were incredible. It’s scant consolation but the chap died doing something he was obviously passionate about and from what I could see was very good at it too.”