British cyclist died after missing corner and falling 100 feet off cliff in Pyrenees

Inquest into death of experienced cyclist Jennifer Hill in August records a verdict of accidental death

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An inquest into the death of British cyclist Jennifer Hill has heard how she fell 100 feet off a mist-shrouded cliff in the Pyrenees in August.

Experienced cyclist Hill, 57 of Monmouth, was on a cycling holiday with her husband, Adam Spector when she missed a hairpin turn in misty conditions on a descent in the Gavarnie area. The couple had rented bikes and were on their first day in the Pyrenees when the incident happened.

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