A beautiful tribute has been paid to a man with ‘a unique personality’ after a fatal bike crash over the weekend.
Peter Foster, unfortunately, lost his life on Sunday (6th October) when he came off of his classic British motorbike on the A6.
The 67-year-old rider was travelling with a group of friends at the time, who all had a passion for vintage motorcycles.
Emergency services were called to the incident, including ambulance and air ambulance teams, but, Peter was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Peter’s family released a beautiful tribute to the bike-enthusiast today, recounting his incredible life.
Foster Family Tribute:
“Peter Foster could certainly be described as a unique personality.
“Born in Leeds but brought up in various countries in Africa, including being schooled in Kenya where he learnt to speak Swahili he returned to the UK aged 15.
“After leaving school he settled in Southampton where he started his first job as a map maker with the Ordnance survey this was also where he met his first wife and his two sons Richard and Philip were born.
“However it wasn’t long before he followed his own father into engineering, which was a passion that would stay with him until the end. He worked all over the world including living for a short while in California, where he worked on the Space Shuttle.
“On his return to the UK Peter was immensely proud to have also worked on the famous Flying Scotsman.
“Known as “Fossie” to his friends and family Peter was much loved and respected in the village of Wray which is where he called home.
“He was a talented amateur artist and often sold pictures, giving the proceeds to charity including Blood Bike, Air Ambulance and Help for Heroes.
“His real passion was in classic British motorcycles. He would regularly organise bike rides and rallies with his friends all over the UK and Northern Europe, and was instrumental in founding a monthly meeting called “Bike Night” in Wray.
“Most of all Peter was a larger than life personality, he was devoted to his family and large circle of friends, always the first to lend a hand whenever it was needed and was very much game for a laugh.
“Peter was a much loved husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather and although with us in heart and mind he has left a void and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”
Anyone with who witnessed the incident and hasn’t already spoken to us should call 101 quoting log number 746 of 6 October.