A cyclist is in a critical condition after falling off his bike in Byron Bay

A cyclist is fighting for life after falling off his bike in Byron Bay.

Police say he was about 650 meters from the intersection with Coopers Shoot Road when he fell heavily onto the road.

Paramedics treated the 70-year-old man at the scene before being airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital.


He remains in a critical condition.

Officers from Richmond Crash Investigation Unit attended the scene and are conducting a full investigation into the circumstances that led to the cyclist falling from his bike.

Police are calling for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them at Byron Bay Police Station on (02) 6685 9499.