THE family of a motorcyclist who was killed in a crash have paid tribute to him and said he was “larger than life”.

Richard Adde was riding his black Aprilia motorcycle northeast on the A29 towards Whiteways Roundabout near Slindon when he collided with a silver Vauxhall Vectra last Wednesday afternoon, just before 3pm.

The collision caused 50-year-old Richard, from Portsmouth, to then crash into a Ford Transit which was parked in a layby on the opposite carriageway.

Emergency services attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have paid tribute to Richard, a service engineer who had always lived in Portsmouth.

They said: “Always smiling and joking, leaving a trail of laughter and love wherever he went.

“His love of motorcycling brought him great joy.

“He will be remembered as a loyal, larger-than-life character and will be missed so much by all who knew him.”

The Argus: Motorcyclist Richard Adde, who was killed in a crash near Slindon last WednesdayMotorcyclist Richard Adde, who was killed in a crash near Slindon last Wednesday

A 30-year-old man from Storrington who was driving the Vauxhall was uninjured and was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with dash cam footage which may have captured either of the vehicles before the crash, to email quoting Operation Redman.