Two bikers killed in crash on Masham to Leyburn road

Two motorcyclists were killed yesterday in a crash on the A6108 yesterday.

The incident happened around 11.50am on Sunday just outside Masham on the road towards Leyburn.

A blue BMW R1200RT motorbike was travelling along the road from the direction of Leyburn.

It was in collision with a red Moto Guzzi motorbike travelling the opposite direction towards Leyburn.

Both drivers, a 57-year-old man and a 59-year-old man, were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Both men were from North Yorkshire.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “If you witnessed or have dashcam footage of the collision or either vehicle driving along the A6108 prior to the accident or have any other information which could help establish the full circumstances of this investigation, please call 101 or email Matthew.Tanfield@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk quoting reference number 12210105606.”

Great North Air Ambulance and Yorkshire Air Ambulance were called to the indident.

The road was closed for several hours while emergency services worked at the scene.