Tributes paid to biker killed in Lakes crash
Last updated at 19:52, Thursday, 02 August 2012
Family and neighbours have paid tribute to Maryport man Christopher Roger Denwood who died when his motorbike crashed near Keswick.
Mr Denwood, 54, of Ritson Wharf, died when his Triumph Spirit motorcycle collided with a large stone sign at Dunmail Raise shortly before 11pm on Saturday, July 21.
He was heading from Ambleside to Keswick and was at the start of a dual carriageway on the A591. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A family tribute, released through Cumbria police, said: “Chris died doing what he loved best – riding his bike on Lake District roads.
“He will be greatly missed by his family and friends following his untimely death.”
Mr Denwood is survived by a brother, two sisters and five nieces and nephews.
Neighbours were stunned at the news of his death this week. They spoke of a very private, shy man but “one of the nicest people you could meet.”
One neighbour said his motorbike was his pride and joy.
She said: “He was always out polishing it and working on it. He loved that bike.”
An inquest into the death was opened last Thursday by coroner David Roberts and adjourned.
Mr Denwood was cremated after a private family service at Distington Crematorium on Monday.
His family asked for donations to be made to Maryport Inshore Rescue.
Mr Denwood was not known to the voluntary rescue organisation but neighbours believed he had enjoyed boating.
First published at 19:22, Thursday, 02 August 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
Have your say
Be the first to comment on this article!
Make your comment
- Don't forget to pick up this week's Times & Star!
- You look like that man off the TV!
- Farmer keeps 260ft turbine bid in motion with appeal (3 comments)
- Workington arson victim fears mistaken identity
- June 11 launch for West Cumbria flood defences
- Workington store closing (1 comment)
- Fish factory axes 40 jobs after loss of key contract (1 comment)
- Wedding guest left for dead after Workington hit and run
- Obituary - Richard Wimpress, of Cockermouth
- Herdwick given EU protected status
- Plan to build 50 homes in West Cumbrian village (5 comments)
- Angry Cumbrian MP and council leader write to David Cameron about Sellafield deal (6 comments)
- Crash blocks busy Cumbrian road junction
- Cumbrian charity shocked by young carer numbers
- Cumbrian hospital operating theatres to stay shut after alert