A rider has died after suffering a cardiac arrest while taking part in the RideLondon-Surrey 46 sportive on Sunday.
Maris Ozols, who was 67, suffered a cardiac arrest on Cromwell Road in central London roughly 13 miles in the 46 mile route, receiving immediate treatment from other riders and medical staff.
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Maris’s son Martin paid tribute to his father: “Maris lived life to the full. He was a much loved husband, father, and grandfather who refused to get old. He died doing what he loved.”
His family have now set up a fundraising page in Maris’s memory (which can be found here) to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
The fatality is the second is as many years at RideLondon, with 48-year-old Robin Chard also suffering a cardiac arrest while taking on the 100-mile route in 2016.
At the request of the Ozols family, no further details will be released with the family asking for privacy.