Warm tributes to caring, cheeky Jack 'Chuckle' Huckle from Ramsgate after Ashford motorbike crash death
Jack Huckle, from
Ramsgate, died in a motorbike crash in Ashford
by Julia Collins
A Ramsgate mother has told how proud she was of her
"gentleman" motorcyclist son after he was killed in a crash.
Jack Huckle, 20, died after
coming off his bike in Ashford last Thursday - close
to where he worked at Laguna Motorcycles.
Affectionately known as "Chuckle Huckle" to his friends,
he was described as "a beautiful person, inside and out".
His mother Dawn Huckle said: "Jack was popular with every
person he met, well-loved and respected because he was so helpful
and very thoughtful, so considerate of other people.
"He was a lovely young man and a very talented musician. He
played piano, guitar, saxophone and mouth organ and could play
anything from classical to heavy metal."
Kent Police today appealed for a driver who could be an
important witness to come forward.
Officers want to speak to the motorist driving a dark-coloured
vehicle believed to have been behind Jack before he came
off the bike at about 10.10am.
Tragic motorcyclist Jack
Huckle was described as a "gentleman"
Emergency services were called to the A2042 Romney Marsh Road
after Jack crashed on the orange Triumph Daytona
Medics battled to save his life, but he was pronounced dead at
Jack was born in Ramsgate and went to Christ Church primary
school and then the former Hereson boys' school in the town.
Dawn said his love of motorcycles was present from an early
She added: "Since he was a young lad he wanted to be a
motorcycle technician and he'd been doing his dream job at Laguna
for four or five months.
"He'd gone to Canterbury College and K College at Dover to
become a motor vehicle mechanic. He had a very impressive CV for
such a young man - he worked hard to achieve his goals.
"While on the course at Dover he worked for a year at Dave
Hammond Racing in Dover to gain more practical
Police at the scene of
the motorbike crash in Romney Marsh Road, Ashford
Jack lived in Ramsgate with his mother, nephew Lee and his
grandmother. His older brother and sister, Gareth and Becki, live
Dawn said: "He was such a gentleman, one night he was out with
friends in Ramsgate when he met a girl who was the worse for wear
and didn't have her friends with her.
"He got her back to Westgate in a taxi, but had to walk home
because he didn't have enough money to get back to Ramsgate
himself. She was a total stranger, but he took on that
responsibility to help her."
"He was such a wonderful young man, I'm so proud of him and so glad that he was mine..." – Dawn Huckle
Jack's family have set up a Facebook tribute page and the
comments left by dozens of friends and colleagues have brought
comfort to his grieving mother.
She said: "His friends called him Chuckle Huckle, he had a
cheeky smile and everyone, young and old, found him endearing. He
was a beautiful person, inside and out.
"I'm so proud to have had such a lovely son and people have
shown him so much respect online.
"One young lady even wrote that he had inspired her and helped
her to see the best side of herself. There are so many wonderful
"He was such a wonderful young man, I'm so proud of him and so
glad that he was mine."
"At least he was doing what he wanted to do when he died.
Although we're in an awful place right now, I’m so glad he
fulfilled his dreams as far as he could."
The driver of the dark-coloured car or any other witnesses who
have not yet spoken to police are asked to phone PC Mick Sayer
or DS Miles Bishop, at the Kent Police Serious Collision
Investigation Unit on 01622 798538.
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