News, Police Rounds

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 journalist, writer and 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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