November 30, 2004 at 11:26 pm #9196GixParticipant
THE assistant editor of a magazine for high-performance motorcycle enthusiasts was killed when his bike was in collision with a car on the A1 yesterday.
Jamie Bartle was riding a black Aprilia RSV Mille motorcycle to work in Peterborough, where he held the post of assistant editor of the EMAP magazine Performance Bikes.
But as the 1000cc bike travelled down the southbound carriageway of the road at 8.45am it was in collision with a car near to the A6121 Ketton junction.
The carriageway was closed for nearly five hours while police officers dealt with the incident and diversions were in place as seven-mile tailbacks built up.
A spokesman for Leicestershire police said the family of Mr Bartle had been informed about his death, but his name would not be officially released until later today when his body had been formally identified.
Mike Armitage, road test editor of Performance Bikes, said staff at the magazine were devastated by news of Mr Bartle’s death.
The roads are my race track!!
LOVE IS GIVING SOMEONE THE POWER TO DESTROY YOU, BUT TRUSTING THEM NOT TO DO IT.
GO ON! DONATE! YOU KNOW YA WANNA!
December 5, 2004 at 1:07 am #21024LexParticipant
Always saddened by the death of a fellow biker. Danger is part of the attrction to bikes I suppose, but the reality is sometimes hard to deal with, especially for those left behind.
At the risk of sounding corny at least he died doing want he loved most.
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