A HEARTFELT tribute has been paid to a much-loved dad who died in an accident.

‘Adrenaline junkie’ Clifford Shasby, 56, died after a crash while riding his Ducati motorbike in Rawtenstall.

The accident occurred at around 6.50pm on October 27 and Clifford died in hospital weeks later on November 19.

In a statement, Mr Shasby’s family said: “Cliff was a hard worker, in the building trade since leaving school, he was an avid rock climber, going ice climbing in Norway and the Alps and general adrenaline junkie in life, he was never afraid to try new hobbies, Cliff had just finished his latest project, building his own camper van and he had a big love of motorbikes.

“Cliff leaves behind his sons, Ryan, Callum and Cole, his life partner Gemma, brother Mark, sister-in-law Lisa, nieces, Winona, Imogen and Elinor, also, sisters Anona, Elaine, Ann and Jean, their partners, other nieces and nephews and lots of good friends and neighbours, also his beloved cat Savvy.

“Cliff was truly unique, always doing vast amounts of in-depth research for his latest project or task. He was a real raconteur with an endless supply of entertaining tales from his adventures. Always on the the go and creative in many ways, particularly musically, a guitar was never far from his hand.

“Cliff will be sadly missed and loved forever by all who had the absolute pleasure of knowing him.

“No flowers please but kind donations to www.mountain.rescue.org.uk”

Sgt Steve Hardman, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “These are very sad and tragic circumstances and our thoughts remain with Mr Shasby’s loved ones at this time.

“We are continuing to establish the full circumstances of what led to the collision. If you saw what happened, or have any information, please contact police.”

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to email or call 101, quoting log 1243 of October 27, 2021.