Bicycle NSW wishes to convey its condolences to the family and friends of a man who died riding his bike at Woonoona.


The 76 year old man was riding on an off-road path beside Nicholson Park around 8:15am on Sunday the 15th of September when witnesses say he rode off the path to avoid a swooping magpie.  The rider then collided with a fence post, crashed and sustained serious head injuries.

He was treated at the scene and airlifted to St George Hospital, but in spite of all medical efforts he died in the evening.

Wollongong Police are investigating the incident and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.  If you have information about this crash please contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000

“We are saddened by this rider’s death, and wish to share condolences on behalf of Bicycle NSW members with the family and friends of the rider,” said Bicycle NSW General Manager of Public Affairs, Bastien Wallace.

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