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Tributes to Addingham man killed on charity motorbike ride
10:28am Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
The mother and girlfriend of an Addingham man killed on a charity motorbike ride in Kazakhstan have paid tribute to him.
The girlfriend of David Rayner, Samatha Treize, and his mother, Jeanette, paid tribute to the “kind, genuine soul”.
Mr Rayner, 36, of Low Mill, Addingham, known to most as Sid, was killed when his motorcycle collided with a cow in the central Asian country last month. He was on a long-distance ride raising money for the Children’s and Young People’s Protection and Development in Mongolia.
A funeral service took place at Addingham Parish Church on Friday, prior to cremation in Skipton .
Miss Treize said: “Sid was a kind, genuine soul, who cared deeply about the environment and everyone he came into contact with. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. He will live on in the memory of those who loved him and shared the experiences of his adventurous and energetic life.”
Sid was born in Ilkley, attended All Saints Primary, Addingham Middle School and Ilkley Grammar School. He was a Cub and Scout in the Ilkley Sea Scouts, and later became a keen member of the ATC based in the town, paving the way for his love of adventure.
As well as enjoying canoeing, sailing and mountain biking, he also became an excellent climber and more recently showed great promise as a caver.
His climbing took him to local crags, but also to remote sea cliffs off Shetland, and he climbed the Old Man of Hoy in Orkney more than once.