Tribute to experienced motorcyclist

Simon Williams, from Chorley
Simon Williams, from Chorley
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A family has paid tribute to a “fantastic dad” and keen motorcyclist who died after a crash.

Simon Williams, 45, from Chorley, was riding a Triumph Daytona 675 motorbike which collided with an Audi A6 car at the junction of Wigan Lane and Duxbury Hall Road at around 1.35pm on Saturday.

Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement, his family said: “Simon was an accomplished, dedicated and experienced rider having been riding for 30 years. It was his passion and he had previously toured Europe on his motorcycle.

“He was kind-hearted and was always there for others. Simon was a brilliant husband, a fantastic dad and our best friend that can never be replaced.

“He will be missed and always loved.”

Police have launched an investigation into the collision and are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

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