THE cyclist who died after a collision with a car on the outskirts of Kincardine on Sunday has been named.

Alastair Dudgeon, who formerly worked at the Tesco store in Stirling, was fatally injured as he cycled on the A985, Kincardine by-pass.

The 51-year-old was a baker of more than 30 years experience with Tesco and had recently moved from Stirling to the Camelon store.

He was a well-known and popular member of the communities of Bannockburn and Cowie and had recently moved to High Valleyfield, Fife, the hometown of his wife Patricia and her family.

In a statement released by Fife Constabulary, she said, "Ali was a much-loved husband, father and stepfather and a devoted grandfather.

"His loss is a devastating blow that will be heart felt by everyone who knew his larger than life personality and unique sense of humour." Alastair was dedicated to his job, evident by him cycling to work at 2am when this tragedy occurred.

Outside of work, Alastair played golf and supported Glasgow Rangers Football Club.

A black Vauxhall Astra was involved in the tragic incident on Sunday (6 January).

Alastair was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital where he died of his injuries.

Fife Constabulary closed the road for almost six hours to investigate the scene and is now appealing for witnesses.

Inspector Brenda Sinclair, Deputy Head of Road Policing, said, "We are investigating the cause of this crash and I would appeal to anyone who may have seen the black Vauxhall Astra or the pedal cycle, or the immediate aftermath, or anyone who was in this area about 2am on 6 January to contact the Police on 0845 600 5702."