Driver charged over cyclist's road death

A DRIVER has been charged over the death of a cyclist on the West Tamar Highway at Riverside.

Trevallyn's Lewis Hendey died instantly when he was hit from behind and thrown up to 20 metres off his bike.

The crash occurred just before 8.30am on December 29 when a utility collided with the 21-year-old's bike opposite the Tamar Wetlands.

The talented rower was on a training ride with a friend travelling north when the crash occurred.

The 26-year-old driver who struck Mr Hendey in a Nissan Navara dual-cab ute has been charged with negligent driving causing death.

The charge followed an investigation by Northern Crash Investigation Services.

The man will appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court at a later date.