The family of 72-year-old motorcyclist Ronnie Monks has shared tribute to "a loving, caring man" who died in a collision near the A683.

The incident happened on Townhead Lane in the village of Ravenstonedale, near to the junction for the A683 on Saturday July 11.

Cumbria Police are still appealing for witnesses following the fatal collision which happened just after 4:00pm.

Mr Monks from the Worsley area of Manchester, was riding a black Triumph Rocket motorcycle and died at the scene.

A tribute released by Mr Monks' family reads: “Ronnie was a loving, caring man who sadly leaves behind his wife, children and grandchildren.

“Bolton born and living in Manchester, he was a diverse character with a thirst for knowledge.

"He loved to learn and he had many interests, from strange foreign rock music, to travelling around France in his camper van with his loving wife Viv.

"He was also an avid supporter of Manchester United football club and enjoyed watching them play.

“Ronnie was the founding member of a local motorcycle club and was extremely proud to have been involved with setting this up.

"He was ex REME in the Army and this is where he discovered motorbikes; which alongside music, proved to be a lifelong passion.

“He enjoyed every moment he could during his life and he made the most of every opportunity.

"His tragic and sudden loss will be felt across the local area for a long, long time and he will sadly missed by everyone who knew him.”

Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] or call 101 and contact PC 353 Thompson of North MSG quoting log number 155 of the 11th July.