Tributes paid to 11-year-old biker who died in training accident

Millar Buchanan died after being involved in an accident at East of Scotland kart club on Saturday.

Tributes paid to 11-year-old biker who died in training accident at East of Scotland kart club in Fife Ohvale UK via Supplied

Tributes have been paid to an 11-year-old biker who died while training at a racing circuit in Fife.

Millar Buchanan died after being involved in a crash at East of Scotland kart club, next to Crail Raceway, in Fife at around 6.50pm on Saturday.

The Larbert youngster’s family paid tribute to him in a statement via Police Scotland, which read: “We are truly heartbroken that we have lost our amazing, talented, beautiful boy in the most tragic accident, doing what he loved the most.

“We cannot describe how painful this is or how much we are going to miss our little star.

“We are completely overwhelmed with the kind wishes & words that we have received and want to send lots of love to each and every person who has shown their support.”

Motorbike manufacturer Ohvale UK also paid tribute to the youngster on social media, saying that they “lost a member of family”.

The post read: “Yesterday brought us some very sad news.

“We have lost a member of our Ohvale family. Millar Buchanan has sadly passed away after being involved in an accident over the weekend while training at Crail Circuit.

“Millar joined our Ohvale UK cup last year and it has been a pleasure to have him in the paddock and in our junior championships, he will be sorely missed by everyone.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to Andy and Pauline and the rest of his family and friends at this sad time. RIP Miller #29.”

Current Scottish Superbike Champion Callum Grigor also paid tribute following the accident, revealing the “world has lost a true little gentleman”.

The racing star will pay tribute to Millar at the next Scottish Superbike meeting at Knockhill in August by wearing his number 29.

He wrote: “The sport we love is so so cruel sometimes.

“Millar was one of the most committed and talented young riders in Scotland and he was a true star of the future.

“I was lucky enough to share the track with Millar doing some coaching and playing around on minibikes and I cannot believe that this has happened.

“The world has lost a true little gentlemen and I am not alone when I say that he will be greatly missed by everyone in the racing community.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Andy, Pauline and all of Millar’s family and friends.


A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police received report of a serious crash involving an off-road bike at a race track in Crail around 6.50pm on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

“Emergency services attended, however the rider of the off-road bike, an 11-year-old boy, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal and the Health and Safety Executive have been made aware.”