A MOTORCYCLIST who died in a collision on a country road has been formally named as a 34-year-old Barnsley man.

Ian Sunderland was riding his orange KTM Superduke - described by family as ‘his pride and joy’ - on Mortimer Road, Bradfield Dale, at around 5pm last Thursday when he hit a stone wall and suffered critical injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency services’ arrival.

South Yorkshire Police said an investigation is ongoing.

“We are still keen to speak to anyone who witnessed Thursday’s collision and are still seeking the driver of a white Audi travelling in the opposite direction at the time,” said a spokesperson.

“If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 677 of June 2.

“Dashcam footage can be sent to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk with the incident number in the subject line.”