FOND tributes have been paid to a big-hearted motorcyclist who raised thousands of pounds for cancer charity.
Scott Lewis, 32, died on April 12 after his motorbike collided with a van on the A272 between Petersfield and West Meon.
The van driver, a 61-year-old man from Havant, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention and later released on police bail.
Relatives said Mr Lewis’ passion was cycling and motorbikes.
For the past two years, he had raised nearly £7,000 for prostate cancer by doing a sponsored 70-mile bicycle ride around the Isle of Wight.
Mr Lewis’ younger brother Oliver said: ‘Scott was looking forward to cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats this September, the proceeds of which he also planned to go towards prostate cancer research.’
He added: ‘Scott looked after me my whole life and so his enthusiasm for riding, his extraordinary approach to life and the wonderful experiences we shared will stay with me forever.’
Steve Stidolph, 29, a life-long pal from Petersfield, said: ‘Scott was one of the most unique people I have ever met in my life.
‘From a very young age he took me under his wing and helped to make me the man I am today.’
An inquest has been opened into the death and a later hearing will determine how Mr Lewis, of St Peter’s Road, Petersfield, died.