Family pays tribute to motorcyclist who died in a collision on NC500

The 52-year-old had always wanted to complete the North Coast 500 route on his bike.

Tributes following dad Robbie Waddell’s death after motorbike crash on Highlands NC500 route Police ScotlandGoogle Maps

Tributes have been paid to a man who died in a road collision on the Highlands’ North Coast 500 route.

Robbie Waddell, 52, was undertaking the NC500 trip on his red Honda motorcycle when he was involved in a collision with a white Volvo XC70.

The collision occurred on May 15, around 8:35am, on the A835 near Gorstan.

Mr Waddell was taken to Raigmore hospital in Inverness, where he later died.

The driver and passenger of the Volvo were uninjured.

“We are absolutely heartbroken and still in a state of shock about the passing of our dad and husband,” a statement from his family read.

“He died doing something he had always wanted to do – the NC500 trip on his motorbike – and we can take comfort that the days leading up to his death would have been filled with joy.

“He leaves behind his wife, his two sons and his daughter. We will all miss him tremendously. We ask that people and the media respect our privacy during this hugely difficult time.”

Sergeant David Miller of Dingwall Road Policing said: “Our thoughts very much remain with Robbie’s family as they come to terms with their terrible loss.

“We are continuing to appeal to anyone with information on this incident, or potential dashcam footage of the vehicles involved, to come forward. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 1135 of May 15.”

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