A woman hit by a car while cycling in Christchurch this morning has died in hospital.

Police said they were still seeking the driver of the car believed to have been involved in the collision about 7.15am at the intersection of Marshs and Springs Road.

Next of kin are still being informed of the cyclist's death but police said she was 42-years-old and lived in Prebbleton.

Any witnesses should contact Christchurch South Police Station on 03-363-2500.