Motorcyclist Chris ‘one of life’s good guys’

Chris Munsami
Chris Munsami

A family have paid tribute to a popular and generous man who tragically died in a motorcycle collision on Friday, February 7.

Chris Munsami of Biggleswade was travelling on the A1 northbound near Hatfield just before 7pm when he came off the red Honda motorbike.

He was taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

His mother Teresa, sister Claire and their extended family have paid tribute to 24 year-old Chris, of Havelock Road.

Teresa said: “Chris was a busy, happy-go-lucky person who would help anyone wherever they needed it.

“He was always the life and soul of the party, with a cheeky and cocky personality - he would always make everyone laugh.”

“When he walked into a room, it would light up.”

She added: “Chris was one of life’s good guys, he never had a bad word to say about anyone and he was always doing something for someone – whether that was fixing a car, bike or computer.

“He was happy to help.”

One of Teresa’s most treasured memories was when Chris took her away to Lanzarote for a week, she said.

Chris was born in Carshalton, Surrey in 1989, where he lived until 2003 when he moved with his family to Biggleswade.

He attended Stratton Upper School in the town before moving onto Bedford College, where he studied motorcycle engineering.

Chris’s first job was at STS Tyres in Biggleswade where he worked for four years.

His most recent job was at Fujitsu in Stevenage where he had been working as an IT technician for three-and-a-half years.

A popular man with many friends, Chris was also a very practical person who was always taking things apart and putting them back together again, his family said.

He had a keen interest in cars and computers, but motorcycles were always his passion.

He had recently been restoring his beloved Triumph Daytona, a job he had almost completed.

Chris’s funeral will be held at St Andrew’s Church in Biggleswade on Wednesday, February 26 at 11am.

His family would like to extend their thanks to all of the people who have supported them during this difficult time.

They have been touched by everyone’s kindness.

Hertfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses following the collision.

Road Policing Sergeant Peter Scholes said: “I am keen to trace the driver of a dark-coloured vehicle that was travelling a short distance from the motorbike when the incident occurred.

“I would also like to speak to anyone else who saw the motorbike before the collision when it was travelling either on the A1(M) or the A414 from St Albans.”

Contact Sgt Scholes on the non-emergency number 101.