Witnesses told an inquest in February 2016 that they saw Paul Dye cycling at an estimated speed of around 20mph with his head down, approaching a tractor that was parked on the verge and partly in the carriageway. Dye did not look up, and rode into the rear of the trailer without taking any evasive action. He sustained injuries from which he passed away in hospital two days later. Five people received his organs.
Assistant coroner David Osborne recorded a verdict of death by road traffic collision.