Cumbria

Cumbrian motorcycle crash man named Gary Shaun Roberts

Gary Shaun Roberts
Image caption Mr Roberts' family said he had "a heart of gold"

A motorcyclist who died when his bike came off the road in Cumbria has been named.

Gary Shaun Roberts, 63, from Accrington, Lancashire, was pronounced dead at the scene on the A683 on Sunday.

The accident happened between Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh. No other vehicle was involved.

His family have paid tribute saying he was a "really genuine bloke with a heart of gold".

Their statement said: "Gary was a very loving husband to Lesley, an amazing father to Andrew and Debbie and a wonderful grandfather to Abby, Aiden and Mason.

"Gary always wanted the best out of life and always made every second count.

"He had many hobbies like walking, keeping fit, socialising and playing golf but his biggest passion was his motorbikes which sadly took his life."

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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