Motorcyclists line Tamar Bridge in memory of young biker

Motorbikes on the Tamar Bridge Motorcyclists parked their bikes in the pedestrian lane of the bridge

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Hundreds of motorcyclists have gathered on the Tamar bridge for a rally to remember a biker who died in a crash with a tanker.

Adam Smart, 20, from Saltash, came off his bike at the Carkeel roundabout on the A38 in Cornwall in June.

The motorcyclists organised the rally - named Biker Think Smart - to raise awareness of the potential dangers on the roads.

They lined the pedestrian lane of the bridge before staging a mass ride-off.

Those who attended said while the event was held in memory of Mr Smart, they also wanted to celebrate the enjoyment that can be had from biking.

Each biker was asked for a £2 donation with all funds going to the Cornwall Freewheelers - a charity made up of bikers who transport blood and other supplies out-of-hours for the NHS - of which Mr Smart was a supporter.

Mr Smart's final act was to donate his organs to save the lives of others.

Motorbikes on the Tamar Bridge The event attracted young and old from both sides of the bridge
Motorbikes on the Tamar Bridge Money was being raised for the Cornwall Freewheelers - a charity made up of bikers who transport blood and other supplies out-of-hours for the NHS
Picture of Adam Smart Adam Smart died in a collision with a tanker in June
Motorbikes on the Tamar Bridge The rally was organised as an informal collaboration between Cornwall Freewheelers and Cornwall Council’s Road Safety Project
Motorbikes on the Tamar Bridge Organisers hoped to line the bridge across the Tamar with 1,000 bikes
Motorbikes on the Tamar Bridge The motorbikes ranged in age, design, speed and power

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