Charge over Manawatu cycle death

A man who allegedly hit and killed a cyclist near Palmerston North has been charged with careless driving causing death.

Longburn resident Patricia Anne Veronica Fraser, 34, was out cycling in November when she was hit.

Ms Fraser was training with her best friend to take part in the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

Police have charged a 45 year-old Marton man who will appear at the Fielding District Court on January 26.