Tributes paid to biker, 22, killed in road crash

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Tributes have been paid to ‘happy and fun-loving’ South Elmsall motorcyclist Lewis Clark who died in a crash on the Isle of Man.

Mr Clark, 22, died after crashing head-on with a German rider on Sunday, August 30.

Police said the German rider, who was also killed, was overtaking when the bikes collided and burst into flames.

Mr Clark, who worked as a chef at Oulton Hall near Leeds, was on the island for the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling.

A statement released on behalf of his parents Beverley and Andrew said: “Lewis was a happy, fun-loving young man who could light up a room with his presence.”

The crash happened on the A18 Mountain Road.

The statement went on: “Lewis worked as a chef and was proud to show off his creations in the kitchen, but biking was his passion.

“He spent four years visiting the Isle of Man and loved nothing more than riding around the mountain roads on the island he referred to as ‘his mountain.’

“Our hearts have been broken into a million pieces knowing we will never see Lewis again. We take some comfort knowing he died happy, doing his favourite thing, on the road he loved most in the world.”

An inquest opened on the Isle of Man on Tuesday and was adjourned for further enquiries.

Kevin Hollinrake MP for Thirsk and Malton Picture: Anna Gowthorpe

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