AN EMOTIONAL tribute has been paid by the family of a "genuine and loving" motorcyclist who died in a crash.

Shaun Dufty, from Upton-Upon-Severn, was riding his motorcycle along the A470 Rhayader to Llangurig at approximately 8.55 am, on Sunday, October 8, when he was involved in a crash.

The grandfather died at the scene.

His family said their world has been shattered by his loss and they have been left with a huge hole in their hearts.

The family said: "Shaun was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and had a wide circle of friends.

“He was a fun-loving man who was a member of two motorbike clubs, enjoying riding his bikes with the bike members on Thursdays and Sundays and went to regular bike meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

“His hobby was getting 1980’s bikes and restoring them back to their original condition. He enjoyed his foreign holidays, snorkelling, loved his food and had an amazing zest for life.

“Shaun was a genuine, loving trustworthy man. Our world has been shattered by his loss and we have been left with a huge hole in our hearts.”

Mr Dufty’s family have asked that they be afforded the time to grieve at this very difficult time. They are being supported by specialist officers.

Dyfed-Powys Police is continuing to investigate the crash, and are appealing for any witnesses that may be able to help with the investigation to come forward.