Touching tribute to Lincolnshire motorcyclist who died in crash over A1

The family of a 22-year-old greenkeeper who died in a crash in the south of Lincolnshire have spoken of how he “touched the hearts of everybody in the community”.

Motorcyclist David Thorp was sadly killed following a collision at the Colsterworth flyover over the A1 where it joins the A151 just before 12.30pm on Thursday, January 28.

John and Janice Thorp, parents David Thorp, said that their son “loved life and everything about life”.

They said: “He loved his family, his girlfriend, his friends, his car, motorbike and his gadgets.

“He was a fiddler, and enjoyed taking things apart just to put them back together again. He was so proud of his motorbike and would show everyone that came, he even found a number plate with his and his dad’s initials on it.

“David was a greenkeeper at Stoke Rochford golf course. He was so happy in his job, and with the people that he worked with, he said that if he ever won any money, he would still want to work there.

“He touched the hearts of everybody in the community and he did not have a bad word to say about anyone.

“David was the sort of person to give you his last penny and would always give up his bed for his auntie Susan and uncle George to stay.

“He will also miss his school reunion friends as he enjoyed a trip to the pub and a game of tenpin bowling.

“He was very lovable and fun loving guy, and was very thoughtful. He was always interested in everyone’s work, and would pick up things and always ask questions. David had a project to get two old Minis up and running in memory of his Grandad.

“He was such a wonderful lad. You don’t expect your own children to go before you but we are so blessed that we had 22 good years of him and we will cherish those memories everyday.

“We are so proud to call him our son.”

David leaves behind his sisters Emma, Clare and Jane, and brother Michael.

Emma said: “I’m going to miss you bro, words can’t explain how much you mean to me… I will never forget you kidda, I love you so much… separated by distance, joined by love.”

His brother Michael will miss all the fun times they shared together, PlayStation and watching films.

David also leaves behind his girlfriend Jodie. They would have been together for four years in March and were saving for their future.

She said: “I’m going to hold you in my heart forever, our whole lives were ahead of us and all the plans we made, you’ve been taken far too soon.

“Until we meet again I love you always.”