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Motorcyclists line Tamar Bridge in memory of young biker

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

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.

Image caption The event attracted young and old from both sides of the bridge
Image caption 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
Image caption Adam Smart died in a collision with a tanker in June
Image caption The rally was organised as an informal collaboration between Cornwall Freewheelers and Cornwall Council’s Road Safety Project
Image caption Organisers hoped to line the bridge across the Tamar with 1,000 bikes
Image caption The motorbikes ranged in age, design, speed and power

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