Cyclist who died in Peebles crash named

POLICE have named a cyclist who died in a crash near Peebles on Monday afternoon.

Mark Sanderson of Edinburgh, died at around 4.20pm on the A703 road after veering into the southbound carriageway and hitting a Fiat Panda.

It is believed the 53-year-old may have taken ill before the accident 300 metres north of the Tweeddale town.

The road was closed for three-and-a-half hours while experts examined the scene and vehicles.

Enquiries are ongoing but anyone with information is asked to contact Galashiels Police Station on 01896 664545 or the Force Communication Centre on 0131 311 3131.