Trail death

Police have released the name of the man who died in Matata at the weekend on a trail ride.

52-year-old John Lickfold, of Rotorua died at a motocross event on Saturday afternoon.

Police say they were called to an incident around 1.30pm after the man fell off a bike and suffered a cardiac arrest.

St John Ambulance confirmed they attended a medical event shortly after noon.

Burt's Farm Trail Ride was taking place at Mihiha Rd when the incident happened.

Police say the man's death has been referred to the coroner.

Emma Griffiths