Family pay tribute to ‘loyal and loving’ biker who died in A299 crash at Cliffsend

Family say Michael Humphries will be sorely missed by all who knew him

The family of a motorcyclist who died in a collision on the A299 in Thanet last week have issued a tribute to a “devoted, loyal and loving” man who will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Michael Alec Humphries, 33, died at the scene of the incident in Cliffsend on Monday 26 March.

In a statement his family said: “Michael was soon to be married to Maria Hayley Carlton and they had just moved back to be closer to family in Ramsgate with their dog Ziggy.

“Michael was a devoted, loyal and loving fiancé, son, brother, uncle and true friend to anyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

“He was passionate about the things in life he enjoyed which were, spending time with family, comic book superheroes (especially Batman), music, riding his motor-cross bike on and off-road and mountain biking and exploring outdoors with Maria and Ziggy.

“He was highly skilled in electro-mechanical engineering and loved tinkering in his workshop finding new ways to make something out of nothing and restore anything that was broken or neglected.

“He would help anyone in need regardless of his own health and was always there to support his family through difficult times brightening up each day with his quick wit and unique sense of humour.

“With Mike there was never a dull moment and his presence will be sorely missed by all who knew him and the memories he made will be treasured forever.”


Officers from Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are continuing to investigate the collision which took place at 1.51pm on 26 March between the Sevenscore roundabout and the Hengist Way tunnel.

A red Honda 250 motorcycle ridden by Mr Humphries which was travelling in the Ramsgate direction, was involved in a collision with a central reservation barrier.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who has not yet spoken to police and may have seen the motorcycle before the collision, or have dashcam footage.

Witnesses can call 01622 798538, quoting KH/DC/45/18.

Alternatively, email [email protected].

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  1. Rip mike, your going to be missed by many I only knew you a little while but what an impact you made on me, much love xx

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