TRIBUTES have been paid to a cyclist who died following a crash during Tour O’ The Borders.

Jason Brand came off his bike near Megget Reservoir at around 9.40am, during the sportive yesterday.

The 49-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement released through Police Scotland, Jason’s family said: “We are absolutely devastated at the loss of our beloved Jason, husband, son, brother, uncle and father of two. 

“He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.  We would like to ask for privacy to grieve at this difficult time.”

An investigation by Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision remains underway.

Anyone who witnessed what happened, or who has information which may be relevant, and has not yet contacted police is urged to call 101 and quote incident number 1168 of 1st September 2019.