The family of a cyclist who died after a hit-and-run have pleaded for the driver to come forward.
Scott Walker, 43, passed away in hospital a day after he was found lying in the road between Elie and St Monans.
Police have confirmed that the incident was a hit-and-run and are hunting the driver of a silver Vauxhall Astra.
Scott’s sister said: “As a family we are struggling to come to terms with what has happened.
“Scott was a much loved son, brother and uncle to my four children. He was also the father of an amazing little girl who he will never get to see grow up.
“We want to appeal to the driver involved to please search your conscience and come forward.
“Help us understand the circumstances and allow us to start grieving properly.
“We know you may have panicked and didn’t know what to do, but for all of us including you, please do the right thing and speak to the police.”
Scott, of St Monans, sustained a serious head injury in the incident on July 8.
He was found at 7.45pm, just moments after the collision is expected to have occurred on the A917, and rushed to Ninewells Hospital, in Dundee.
A post mortem established he was involved in a collision with a car which left the scene.
Detective Chief Inspector John Anderson from Fife CID said: “We are now confident that Mr Walker was involved in a collision with a vehicle as he cycled east from Elie towards St Monans on Monday evening, and that the vehicle was a silver Vauxhall Astra five-door hatchback similar to that shown in the image we have released.
“Through inquiries, we know that the vehicle will have travelled from Elie before the incident and following the collision has continued along the A917 eastbound towards St Monans.
“We would ask any owners or users of such a car in the East Neuk area of Fife to contact us so that they can be eliminated from our inquiries.
“Likewise, any member of the public who has knowledge of such a vehicle being used in the East Neuk of Fife before this incident should contact the police.
“You do not have to suspect it was involved, but allow us the opportunity to eliminate it.”
He said a number of Vauxhall owners in the area and drivers who were in the area at the time had already been spoken to but others had yet to come forward
He added: “I firmly believe that the answers lie in the local community of the East Neuk of Fife.
“Does a friend, neighbour, or someone you know drive a silver Vauxhall Astra? Would this have been driving in the area between Elie and St Monan’s last Monday night?
“It may not appear damaged or indeed you may not have seen it since. Has someone confided in you about what happened?
“Finally my appeal is to the driver of this vehicle; please search your conscious and contact officers so that we can establish the full circumstances surrounding how Mr Walker came to sustain his injuries that ultimately cost him his life.
“An accident this may well have been, however the longer this goes on without you contacting the police of your own accord then the more difficult it is to understand your actions afterwards”
“We are determined to provide answers for Mr Walker’s family and tonight detectives will work alongside officers from the road policing unit at the scene on the A917 to speak to drivers as they use this route as we continue our enquiries.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.