A CYCLIST died suddenly on a country road on New Year’s Eve.  

Police were to reports of a man lying next to his bike in Cholderton Road, near Newton Tony, just after 12.30pm yesterday. 

Paramedics also attended but the 77-year-old died at the scene. 

A police spokesman said the sudden death was not being treated as suspicious.

The road was closed until the mid-afternoon while investigations were carried out. 

Police are appealing for anyone with any information, or who may have seen the cyclist before his death, to call 101.