THE family of a young man who died in a crash on Penhill Drive on Monday have said they cannot begin to describe their loss.

Luke Chapman, 28, suffered multiple injuries when his red and black machine was in collision with a Peugeot at the junction with Durnford Road at 8pm.

In a tribute released through the police his family said he was "our 28-year-old lovable boy. Partner, father, son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle and friend.”

They wrote: “Luke is loved by many and has already left a huge hole in our hearts. He has touched our lives and created many happy memories that will be cherished and shared with his two beautiful children.

“He will be remembered for his cheeky sense of humour, his smile, hugs and love of bikes.

Luke is going to be missed so much it cannot even be described. Ride on Luke, with love from us all xx."

The Peugeot driver, a man aged 24, from Swindon was arrested at the scene and later released under investigation.

Floral tributes to Luke, who was known as Lispy, were later laid at the scene and on Tuesday night friends and fellow bikers gathered to pay their respects to him.

Insp Andy Bridge said: "Our thoughts are with Luke's family and friends at this sad time. We appreciate that people will want to pay their respects at the scene and completely understand that emotions may run high.

“We are aware that large groups of people may want to gather there again and we want people to be able to pay their respects safely but to also bear in mind the wider community.”

An online fundraising page has been set up to help support the costs of Luke's funeral: