Colleagues of a dad-of-three killed in a motorcycle crash have paid tribute to him.

Biker Christopher Davies, 52, a sales consultant at Lookers for 20 years, was riding along the A5206 Holway Road in Carmel when he was in a collision with a car at about 9.15am on Sunday.

Colleague John Bolton, operations manager for Lookers Wirral, said Mr Davies was well known to the Ellesmere Port staff, despite being based in Birkenhead.

He said: “He was an incredible man. Very tenacious, dedicated and genuine. He will leave a massive hole in our business.

“When he was a young man he was very into motorcycle trials, and he had gone back to that over the last few years.

“He was extremely popular, both with staff and customers here.

“He was very competitive, always did everything to win. He started running, and came in the top 500 in the London Marathon. He was a really good guy and he’ll be missed.”

After the smash Mr Davies was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd with chest and arm injuries, but died.

His devastated family said in a statement: “Chris was the best husband and very proud father to three children – we all loved him so very much.

“He always gave 100% in everything he did, he worked extremely hard to provide for us all.

“He was a very keen sportsman who relished any challenge.

“He will be greatly missed by all of his family and very many friends.”

Chris, from Holywell, most recently competed in the veterans races for Buckley Runners having previously been a member of Deestriders Running Club in Queensferry.

Robert Mackey, chairman of Buckley Runners said: “Chris was a runner of many, many years. He stuck at it through thick and thin. He was very competitive.

“He was a nice guy. He always had a smile on his face.

“I’ve had some nice tributes from various members of the club – he’ll be sadly missed.

“He wasn’t active for the last couple of years due to injuries but he was always part of the club.”

Chris was riding a red Triumph motorcycle which was involved in a collision with a red Honda Civic.

PC Aled Jackson said: “We are renewing our appeal for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has any information concerning it.

“They can contact police by phoning 101 and quote incident reference RC13126993.”