A 50-YEAR-OLD Galashiels man died in hospital after falling from his bike on Sunday afternoon.

George Hume had earlier taken part in a 50-miles charity cycle event in and around Selkirk.

And it was understood he was cycling home along the River Tweed multi-use path when he took ill and came off his bike.

Emergency services were called at around 4.15pm.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed Mr Hume had been taken to Borders General Hospital, where he later died.

An inquiry into his death is continuing.