Richmond father-of-four dies during charity motorcycle ride

Robert Baron.

A Richmond man has died in a collision while taking part in a charity motorcycle ride.

Robert Baron, 57, died after the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a collision with another motorcycle and a car.

The incident happened at West Woods Road, Bramham, near Leeds, at around 11.25am on Sunday.

Mr Baron, known as Bob, was a husband and father to four children.

His Suzuki motorcycle was travelling towards Bramham when it was in collision with a Honda travelling in the opposite direction.

Bentley car was also travelling in front of the Honda.

Police say two motorcycles were in collision with each other and in doing so then collided with the Bentley.

Mr Baron was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he died o Monday.

The rider of the Honda, a male in is 60s, also suffered serious, but not life threatening, injuries and was taken to hospital.

The crash happened during the Yorkshire Ride of Thanks, a fundraising event set up to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and other charities which helped during the pandemic.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to come forward.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage of it or the circumstances leading up to it is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police on 101 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat quoting reference number 13210450196.