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Gong ride man dies

A REPORT will be prepared for the Coroner following the death of a man during a charity bike ride at Clifton on Sunday.

About 11.20am, a 53-year-old Mt Annan man collapsed while riding along Lawrence Hargraves Drive.

At the time of the incident, the man was participating in a charity bicycle ride called the ‘MS Gong ride’. Police attempted first aid; however the man died at the scene.

At this stage, the circumstances surrounding the man’s death are not considered suspicious.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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