Family tribute to young bike rider in MK

16 July 2019, 16:54 | Updated: 16 July 2019, 16:57

Ryan Ansell

The family of a man who died in a road traffic collision in Milton Keynes have released a tribute.

Ryan Ansell, 18, died in a collision between his motorbike and a white van last Friday on the V6 Grafton Street.

His family said:

"On Friday we tragically lost our 18 year old son Ryan in a road traffic collision.

He was a much loved Son, Brother, Grandson, Nephew and Cousin and the entire family are devastated.

He was a loving, funny and caring person who loved and lived life to the full.

He had been due to start work on Saturday morning as a lifeguard with Milton Keynes Open Water Swimming at Willen Lake and was really looking forward to it.

They have said they were so impressed by his caring nature, lust for life and can do attitude.

Ryan loved being outside and would ride his BMX for miles around Milton Keynes until he was old enough to move to motorbikes.

He was a member of the car/motorbike scene in Milton Keynes and the outpouring of love and support from this community has been overwhelming and a great comfort to the family at this difficult time.

We had no idea he had touched so many people in his short life.

We would like to thank Thames Valley Police, the healthcare professionals and members of the general public who tried to help Ryan at the scene."