Family tribute to crash-death motorcyclist Gavin Hardy
- 17 July 2014
- From the section Tees
A family have paid tribute to a motorcyclist who died in a collision with a tractor.
Gavin Hardy, 32, was killed at about 17:00 BST on Nettlebed Lane near Toft Hill, Bishop Auckland.
Riding a Honda Fireblade, he was with two friends when the crash happened on Saturday.
A family statement said Mr Hardy, of Escomb Road, Bishop Auckland, was "a much loved husband, father and son who was devoted to his family".
It added: "He was a popular person who would do anything for anyone, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him."
The 57-year-old tractor driver was not injured.
Investigators have renewed their appeal for witnesses to come forward.