Man dies after falling off 15-seater tour bike on teambuilding exercise

A man has died after falling from a bike on a teambuilding exercise in Belfast.

Niall Lyttle fell from a 15-seater Wee Toast Tours bike – one of the city’s most popular bicycle bars – after becoming ill.

He died on Sunday, four days after being rushed to intensive care.

Police said his death is not being treated as suspicious, Belfast Live reports.

He fell from the moving vehicle at around 6.20pm on Wednesday last week.

Jennifer Kenna, from Wee Toast Tours, said the company was “all very sad about Mr Lyttle’s passing”.

She added: “Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family.”

Mr Lyttle is thought to have fallen from the 15-seater bike after becoming ill

Niall was a member of Northern Ireland’s oldest Inline Hockey Club, East Coast Blaze, which plays at Valley Leisure Centre in Newtownabbey.

The club has led tributes to Niall, who has been remembered as “a cheeky chappy that always loved putting a smile on your face”.

A club spokesperson added: “The East Coast Blaze (ECB) family experienced a great loss today (yesterday).

“Niall Lyttle has been taken far too soon. It’s with heavy hearts that we share this news and ask everyone in our community to watch over his loving mother Sharon.

Wee Toast Tours has said staff are very sad after Mr Lyttle’s death

“The Lyttle family has been such an integral part of ECB and we consider ourselves lucky to have had Niall to be apart of our ECB family.

“He was one of the kindest, hard working and most courageous young men we’ve had the opportunity of knowing.

“He turned into a gentle giant just like his father and he was a cheeky chappy that always loved putting a smile on your face.

“Niall’s spirit will live on and he’ll be remembered every time we put our jersey on.”

A police spokesman said: “Police can confirm that a man involved in a fall from a moving vehicle in Belfast city centre on Wednesday 14 November has died in hospital.

“A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course, however, the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.”

The bikes, which are popular with partygoers in the Northern Irish capital, allow groups to pedal around Belfast’s landmarks.

The company’s website said it caters for parties and corporate events.