A MOTORCYCLIST has died after a crash in Eden.

Ronnie Monks, aged 72, was involved in a crash on Townhead Lane, near the A683 junction near Ravenstonedale.

Mr Monks, who was from Worsley, Manchester, was riding a black Triumph Rocket motorcycle when the incident occurred around 4pm on Saturday afternoon.

Cumbria Police have launched an appeal over the incident and want to speak any witnesses.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by paramedics.

Mr Monks’ family and friends have been informed.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC 353 Thompson on 101, or email: SCIU@cumbria.police.uk quoting log 155 of the July 11.