Tributes have been paid to a Cornwall Blood Biker who has died following a motorcycle collision with another motorbike whilst he was on holiday in Scotland.

Jeremy Weekes, 61, from Mitchell, near Newquay died after his black BMW GS1250 motorbike and a black Honda VFR motorbike collided.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on the A837 near the Scottish beauty spot of Loch Assynt late on Wednesday night (May 22).

Mr Weekes died at the scene while the 60-year-old rider of the Honda was taken to hospital where he is said to be in a “serious but stable” condition.

Sergeant Calum MacAulay from Police Scotland told the Scottish Sun enquiries are being carried out to find out what happened.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr Weekes at what is a very difficult time,” he said.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and anyone who can assist and who has not yet spoken to officers is asked to contact Police Scotland."

Falmouth Packet: Jeremy Weekes, 61, from Mitchell, near Newquay died after his black BMW GS1250 motorbike collided with a black Honda VFR motorbikeJeremy Weekes, 61, from Mitchell, near Newquay died after his black BMW GS1250 motorbike collided with a black Honda VFR motorbike (Image: Cornwall Blood Bikes)

In a statement issued on behalf of the Cornwall Blood Bike Charity, Chair Jayne Penlerick said Jeremy was relatively new to the Cornwall Blood Bike family joining on November 25, 2023.

After successful mentoring alongside fellow volunteer and Trustee Andy Bellamy, he became active on duty in December.

“It is with deep regret and much sadness that we announce that our volunteer advanced rider; Jeremy Weekes died tragically in a motorcycle accident whilst on a biking tour in Scotland on Wednesday,” she said.

“We were so shocked to hear this dreadful news, and our love, thoughts and prayers are sent to Jeremy’s wife, family and friends as they try to come to terms with this devastating loss.

“This seems an ultimate and untimely cruel blow to Jeremy's family after he recently retired at the end of March. In fact his last day of work after 27 years was our very last volunteer meeting held on the 27th March where he was very proud to speak about this milestone.”

She said Jeremy's plan for his retirement was to embark on his adventures, spending more time with his family and his passions of his advanced riding belonging to Cornwall Advanced Motorists and with observed rides in his position as an IAM National Observer; another volunteer role; donating his time to give guidance and support ensuring the teaching of the highest and safest motorcycling.

“He took pride in talking about his wife, daughter and son in law who are working within the NHS here in Cornwall and through that he believed he had a good knowledge of our charity being essential to the NHS and its patients,” she said.

She said to receive this news seemed “truly unbelievably heart-breaking”.

“I know Jeremy was very proud to put on a high vis Blood Bike jacket and be part of Cornwall Blood Bikes as it was something that he had wanted to become for some time, and on the lead up to his well-earned retirement he achieved his wish.

“As a charity we were very proud to have such a dedicated and committed individual join us.”

She added: “Jeremy was one of our own, a true part of our family and we grieve his tragic loss with immense sadness.”