A motorcyclist whose bike was his “true love” has died after being treated by the side of the A43 in Northamptonshire, his family have said.
The biker, who has been named as 48-year-old Steve Gregory, from Banbury, died when he pulled over on the busy dual carriageway at 8.51am on Thursday.
Police, paramedics and the air ambulance were all called to the scene
He son, Lee, contacted the Chronicle & Echo and revealed his father, who recently became a grandfather, was a motorcycle training instructor in Brackley.
He said: “The emergency services were able to get his heart going but he had suffered a massive and spontaneous bleed on the brain and was pronounced dead upon arriving in hospital.
“The reports I have been told by the police and eye witnesses state that they saw my dad slow and pull over to the side of the road.
“He managed to steady and secure his bike, more than likely preventing further injuries on a bike capable of speeds well in excess of 180mph, before collapsing to the ground having suffered a massive head trauma.
“He was a motorcycle training instructor in Brackley and would not want people thinking he crashed his bike.”
Mr Gregory was assisted by a passing soldier and a community first responder, who witnessed the incident and provided CPR.
He added: “I’m so thankful that he was not on his own in his final minutes as he loved being around people.”
Mr Gregory leaves behind his mother, his sister, two son’s and his seven-month old grandson.