Cyclist died 'attempting emergency stop' on Buttertubs Pass descent

Patrick McDonough, 59, died on October 4 while descending Buttertubs Pass, an inquest heard

Buttertubs Pass (Photo: Kreuzschnabel/CC3.0)

An inquest has heard that a cyclist died while riding down Buttertubs Pass after possibly trying to make an emergency stop to avoid an animal in October 2015.

The inquest was told that grandfather Patrick McDonough, 59, was descending the 526m summit at around 34mph, with a mark made by his shoe on the road suggesting he had tried to stop in a hurry.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.