AN 'INTELLIGENT and well-loved' cyclist has died after a crash on a Hampshire road.

Eastleigh resident Kieran Dix, 36, was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Zafira at the Ipley Crossroad on Beaulieu Road, Hythe, and was rushed to hospital after suffering serious injuries.

A 22-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and has been bailed until March 1, 2017.

After the crash on December 2 he was treated at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital but police say he died on Febuary 7.

His family have paid tribute to him and said: "Kieran was an intelligent and well-loved man who was a respected design engineer, a talented sailor, a powerful but crafty badminton player and a serious cyclist, having independently ridden some of the mountainous stages of the Tour de France.

“He had reached that stage in life when everything had come together in work, sport and relationships. Our treasured son and brother, forever in our hearts.”