Cumbria

Tribute to Maryport biker Christopher Denwood

Christopher Denwood
Image caption Mr Denwood was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash

The family of a biker who died in Cumbria have paid tribute to a man who "died doing what he loved best".

Christopher Denwood, 54, from Maryport, hit a stone road sign near Dunmail Raise on the A591 near to Thirlmere reservoir on Saturday.

Mr Denwood, who was riding a Triumph Sprint, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

A family statement said: "Chris died doing what he loved best, riding his bike on Lake District roads."

The statement, released by Cumbria Police, added: "Chris will be greatly missed by his family and friends following his untimely death."

An investigation into the crash is continuing.

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