Lydden Hill track day organisers issue statement after motorcyclist dies in Kent crash

Lydden Hill Race Circuit was tragically, a man died yesterday at a No Limits Trackday
Lydden Hill Race Circuit was tragically, a man died yesterday at a No Limits Trackday -Credit:Google Maps

The organiser of the event at Lydden Hill Race Circuit yesterday (Saturday) during which a motorcyclist died said the man was a "solitary participant". The rider in his 50s came off the green Kawasaki ZX-10R at the No Limits Trackdays event held at the circuit in Wootton near Canterbury.

Kent Police said the bike had left the track on a bend and the rider tragically died at the scene. No Limits, which hosts events across the UK and in Europe, organised the track day.

In a statement, to KentLive it said: ""There was an unfortunate incident involving a single rider participating at one of our track day events at Lydden Hill yesterday.

"The incident is in the hands of Kent Constabulary. Notwithstanding that there were no other parties involved, out of respect for the friends and family of the rider involved, we will not be making any further comments at this stage."

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While on Facebook, it said: "It is with deep regret that we must announce an unfortunate and uncommon incident involving a solitary participant during our track day event held yesterday at Lydden Hill."

"The matter is currently being handled by Kent Constabulary, and out of respect for the rider's loved ones, we will refrain from providing any further details at this time."

"We express our sincere gratitude to those who were present at Lydden Hill yesterday and demonstrated exceptional understanding during this difficult situation."

The man's bike was a track prepared racing bike, according to police, and the rider was on the right turn at Pilgrims, but left the track to the nearside.

Lydden Hill Race Circuit said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened by the incident that took place during the No Limits trackday at our circuit yesterday."

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the rider and we thank all those that assisted in the response."

Kent Police is urging witnesses to the collision to get in contact. Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to call the appeal line on 01622 798538 or email quoting reference JG/043/24.

Police have also asked that video evidence of the collision can also be uploaded here.

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