Biker, 72, in fatal Kendal crash is named

Kenneth Robert Hardy
Image caption Mr Hardy used to run a taxi firm in Windermere

A 72-year-old motorcyclist who died in a road collision in Kendal, Cumbria, has been named.

Kenneth Hardy from Elleray Gardens, Windermere, died after he was in collision with a Peugeot car at Plantation Bridge in Kendal on Monday.

A 64-year-old woman, from the Kendal area, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

She has been released on police bail until 24 May. Police are appealing for witnesses.

They are particularly keen to trace the driver of a metallic blue or black small car who stopped at the scene.

'Much missed'

Mr Hardy's wife, Daphne, said on behalf of her family: "Kenneth was popular and was well known in the local Windermere area. He was hard working, kind, and generous with his own time, always willing to help other people.

"He was a loving husband for 49 years, loving father to his two sons Robert and Paul and a doting grandfather to his three grandchildren."

She said Mr Hardy had run a taxi firm in Windermere before retiring, was a member of the Kendal model plane flying club and was a keen motorcyclist.

"Kenneth will be very much missed by his family and friends," Mrs Hardy added.

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