Bikers have paid tribute to motorcyclist Kevin Donaghue following his tragic death in a road accident.
Mr Donaghue, of Devonshire Drive in Clayton-le-Moors, was travelling along Higher Ramsgreave Road in Blackburn when police say its thought he lost control of his Kawasaki bike and was in a collision with a Volkswagen Golf at around 4.40pm on Monday, February 2.
Mr Donaghue was part of the God’s Squad CMC North Chapter, a Christian motorbiking group.
European Vice President Howie Pickering said Mr Donaghue had been part of the chapter since October last year.
He said: “Kevin was a great guy, he had a long history with the military and had served 22 years with the RAF.
“He’d had a very interesting life and he’s travelled all over the world.
“You couldn’t get a nicer guy, he was a big man but he was a gentle giant, he was first to the party and the last to leave.
Howie said Mr Donaghue always looked out for other people.
He said: “If there was a difficult job doing he always volunteered, he was a friend and confidante to many, he always kept an eye out for people who didn’t really fit in and looked out for them.
“When we were travelling through Europe he’d make friends as he spoke several languages.
“We put a tribute on our Facebook page and we’ve had tributes from all over the world.
“He was just a great guy, I’ve known him for about 15 years, he became a Christian about five years ago and his partner Vickie is a wonderful girl, it just seemed like the boxes were all being ticked, so when this happened we were all gutted.”
Doug Gent, of the Accrington-based Coggheads Motorcycle Club, added: “He was someone that we knew from around the biking scene.
“It’s very sad what has happened.”
Mr Donaghue worked for the UK Government for 15 years and received a diploma from the American International School in Zagreb, and he had been working as a protection and security officer.