Tributes to Daventry motorcyclist killed in Bedfordshire crash

Callum Wilkinson died on 17 June.
Credit: Bedfordshire Police
Callum Wilkinson died when his motorcycle collided with a van in Ridgmont in Bedfordshire. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Tributes have been paid to a "talented and creative" motorcyclist who died in a crash with a van.

Callum Wilkinson, 29, from Daventry, died in the collision with a Mercedes Sprinter van in Ridgmont in Bedfordshire on Friday morning.

In a tribute, his mother said: “We are devastated at the sudden and tragic loss of Callum, who was an exceptionally caring and loveable young man.

"Family and friends were at the heart of his world, and he was always at the centre of a gathering.

"Callum had a gift of being able to talk to anyone without prejudice. In his short life, he built a wide friendship group who are now also trying to come to terms with his passing.

"Callum was a very talented and creative young man who had just started his dream job. He was filled with excitement about the opportunities and rewards it would bring.

"He had just arrived at a point in life where things were starting to fall into place and set the foundations for a long and happy future.

"He was tragically taken from us riding his motorbike, which he loved, on his way to work at his new job which started three weeks ago - set in a beautiful rural location.

"Whilst the pain and the grief of losing my son will be with me forever, as a mother, my only comfort is that he died at a happy point in his life.”