Motorcyclist killed in stone wall crash

North Yorkshire Police is investigating a fatal road traffic collision after a motorcycle rider collided with a stone wall.

It occurred on the A6108 Reeth to Richmond road - approximately one mile out of Richmond near Lowenthwaite Bridge – at about 3.30pm on Saturday, September 15.

The 52-year-old rider, from Seaham area of County Durham, was pronounced dead at the scene. An air ambulance attended.

He was riding in a group of three male riders and they were heading towards Richmond when he the collision happened.

It is believed the rider lost control whilst negotiating water running across the road.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who were travelling on the A6108 at this time and saw the collision, or recall seeing the group of riders travelling towards Richmond.

If you can help the investigation please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Mick Hancock.

Or you can email

Please quote reference number 12120154935.