The wife of a Glasgow cyclist who died during Pedal for Scotland has paid a heartbreaking tribute to him.

Colin Anderson took unwell during the event - which sees hundreds of riders pedal from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

He was treated near Avonbridge, Falkirk, but sadly passed away.

His wife Norma paid tribute to the "fit and healthy" man on the Pedal for Scotland Facebook page.

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She wrote: "I am devastated to say that this was my husband. Our son finished the event and got his medal.

"His friend stayed with him.

"My daughter, son in law, and daughter in law and his friends wife were seeing them at the finish.

"I’m heartbroken. A fit, healthy man that has never made the end.

"He was raising money for SAMH. Our family are broken tonight. We would like to thank all those who helped him".

The tragedy was confirmed by Pedal for Scotland, who offered their "heartelt condolences" to Mr Anderson's family.

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And SAMH, who the dad was raising money for, have also paid tribute.

A spokesperson for the mental health charity said: "We were extremely saddened to hear of the death of Colin Anderson, a participant at Pedal for Scotland yesterday. 

"Our heartfelt condolences to Colin’s wife Norma, family and friends at this extremely difficult time. 

"Colin was raising funds for SAMH.

"These donations will be put into an ‘in memory’ fund and, following discussions with the family, will go towards projects they feel would have been important to Colin."