Family pay tribute to ‘loving, devoted and compassionate’ Preston biker

Posted on - 18th January, 2022 - 1:08pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, People, Preston News, Transport, Wyre News
Iain Hamilton

The family of a beloved Preston man who sadly died in a motorbike crash on Garstang Road last week have paid tribute.


Officers attended Garstang Road, St Michael’s on Wyre, at 1.30pm on Saturday 15 January, where they discovered a single-vehicle collision involving a Husqvarna 701 Supermoto motorbike.

The motorbike rider, Iain Hamilton, 49, from Preston, was taken to hospital but sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

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On Tuesday 18 January, his family said: “Iain was a loving, devoted and compassionate family man.

“He had a very busy household with his four children, who he raised with his wife Sarah, along with many little furry friends over the years.

“He used his childhood experiences and current interest to shape his family and did so with the many hobbies his children did with him by his side.”

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They said he lived a full and active life with many hobbies.

He created music through his young influences of techno and underground dance.

He also loved the freedom offered through his motorbikes and wild camping, particularly in the Lakes, the Yorkshire Dales and the Galloway Forest.

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The family said: “He was known by many in and around Preston and was always a friendly face on Moor park when he was walking his dog, running or cycling.”

Police are appealing for information on the incident and are asking the public to get in touch.

Sgt Daniel Gunn of the Lancashire Police TacOps team said: “First and foremost, our thoughts are with Iain’s family and friends, and we send them our deepest condolences.

“We are continuing to piece together exactly what occurred and are asking anybody who witnessed it, or who captured all or part of it on CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage, to get in touch.”

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Anyone with information should email or call 101, quoting log 0716 of 15 January 2022.

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