Friends and family pay tribute to biker killed in smash as police make appeal

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The family of a motorcycle rider who died in a crash have paid tribute to “a wonderful partner, dad, son and brother who lived life to the full”.

Tony Stevenson, 57, from Halifax, died after his motorbike smashed into street furniture in Hebden Bridge Road, Oxenhope, Keighley on June 12.

In a statement, his family said: “Tony was a wonderful partner, dad, son and brother who lived life to the full. Tony loved his motorbikes and playing the guitar. He was also very sociable and was a well-known face at the Ivy House pub.

“One year he even camped on Ben Nevis in his own tent as a personal challenge to himself. Animals also played an important role in his life and he especially adored his pet goat, Bob.”

Mr Stevenson’s mother, Marjarie, added: “Tony has been my rock while his dad, Bill, has been extremely poorly and bed ridden. He did everything for me, we couldn’t have wished for a better son.”

Friends have also paid tribute saying: “If only the world was full of people like him, what a better, kinder place it would be.”

Police would like to hear from the drivers of a silver Vauxhall Corsa and a mid-blue vehicle which travelled down Hill House Edge Lane and turned right at the junction with Hebden Bridge Road towards Oxenhope.