Jersey

Jersey motorcycling community shock at death of biker

Ian Kingham
Image caption Ian Kingham was director of the Jersey chapter of the Harley Davidson owners club

Jersey's motorcycling community is in shock after the death of a biker in a road accident in the UK.

Ian Kingham, 54, from St Helier was riding his Harley Davidson when it was involved in a collision with a car.

He was travelling back from a motorcycle rally on the A31 between Alton and Winchester on Wednesday when the collision happened.

Mr Kingham died at the scene. A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

Friends paid tribute to Mr Kingham who was the director of the Jersey chapter of the Harley Owners Group.

One of Mr Kingham's best friends, Ian Campbell said he was devastated when he heard the news.

He said: "It is shock, the whole community in the island, especially the Harley Davidson guys are in total dismay."

Mr Campbell described him as a "good guy with a lot of experience".

He said: "Ian was a good guy, he took up Harley's maybe three or four years ago, a good all round guy.

"He was a very competent rider, I've ridden a few thousands miles with Ian, we have been to Switzerland and back, his riding skills were up there."

Geoff Habin, managing director of Jersey Harley Davidson said he was still in shock.

He said: "Utter shock, even now two days later we are all still numb at what happened, an absolute tragedy, such a nice guy."

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