St Albans biker died in collision whilst on charitable mission in Norfolk
- Credit: Ian Burt
A St Albans fundraiser died due to a road traffic collision, a Norwich coroner determined.
Carl Bourne, 47, visited Norfolk last September from his home in Cranbrook Drive to take part in a motorcycle group ride out, an inquest heard.
The coroner read a statement from his partner, Leanne Ross, which said Mr Bourne had been ahead of her as the group travelled along the A134 near Mundford on Sunday, September 11 2016.
The industrial designer had travelled further up the road, safely overtaking several vehicles.
It is believed he had been travelling between 80 and 90mph as he overtook a car towing a caravan.
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It was at this point Ms Ross lost sight of him, only seeing him again as his Suzuki pulled to the left.
She then saw he had come off of his bike.
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A crash report by Norfolk Police said Mr Bourne and his bike had slid along a grass verge before hitting a lamppost.
Mr Bourne’s charity, Incurable Global Tracktime, had been raising money to fund a motorbike track day for people with terminal cancer.
His work has now been picked up by his brother Ivor, who wrote on the group’s donations page that Carl’s ethos was “to raise funds charitably to enable motorcycle riders with incurable cancer to attend and participate in motorcycle track days.
“We want to enable our fellow riders with the desire, to experience the sheer thrill of discovering their personal limits and the limits of their machine, in a safe, road traffic-free environment.”
To find out more about Incurable Global Tracktime, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/The-Legacy