B1229 crash: Tributes paid to motorcyclist killed in Yorkshire coast crash

Tributes have been paid to a man who died after a crash on the Yorkshire Coast.

Antony Axham, known to friends and family as Tony, died after his red Triumph motorcycle crashed with a silver Ford Ranger on the B1229, Speeton Gate in Bridlington on Sunday, July 7.

It happened at about 7.15pm and Tony, who was aged 42, died at scene.

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Paying tribute to Tony, his family said: “Words cannot express the shock and profound sadness we, as a family, are feeling at the loss of Tony.

A man who died in a collision on the B1229 in Bridlington has been named by his family as 42-year-old Antony Axham.A man who died in a collision on the B1229 in Bridlington has been named by his family as 42-year-old Antony Axham.
A man who died in a collision on the B1229 in Bridlington has been named by his family as 42-year-old Antony Axham.

“He was a beloved son, father, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, and cousin. He loved golf and rugby, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

“His children brought such joy to his world, and we recently celebrated his eldest daughter’s 18th birthday together; he felt such pride that she is completing her A-Levels and is preparing for university.

“We would all like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers at this difficult time, not only our close friends and family, but the wider public who have left such thoughtful comments and messages.

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“We would also like to thank Humberside Police for their continued support during this difficult time, and the BRAKE charity for their resources and ongoing support.

“Information about Tony’s funeral will be posted in due course, and all who knew him are welcome to attend.”

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “We would appeal to anyone who was in the area around the time of the collision to please contact us on our non-emergency number 101, quoting log 420 of 7 July.”