A TEENAGE cyclist has died after being involved in a collision with a van in Wasdale.

The 15-year-old was treated by paramedics for severe head, neck and spinal injuries following the crash at Mecklin Bridge, Santon Beck, around 11.30am yesterday (Saturday).

He was flown by air ambulance to Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, where he was pronounced dead.

The road was closed between the Old Post Office, Santon Bridge and Nether Wasdale while officers investigated the circumstances.