Tributes are being paid to a loving father, and well-known member of the motorcycle community, who was killed in a crash near Niton earlier this month.
Gordon John Endler, 62, of Merstone Lane, Arreton died following a collision at the junction of Southford Lane and Newport Road, on July 1.
Hampshire Constabulary says it was called to the crash, involving a Kawasaki motorcycle and a Volkswagen Transporter, just before 9pm.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the 62-year-old was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Paying tribute to him today, his son Joe said his father was happiest when on his motorcycle, and the family have released a picture of Gordon riding his bike on the Isle of Man.
“Dad was a motorcyclist through and through. He was at his happiest when on two wheels.
“He was a well-known member of the Isle of Wight motorcycle community and could often be seen on his green Kawasaki ZX10 R.
“Not only a father, he was also my best friend.
“He has passed onto me this passion for motorcycling and in the future I intend to ride in his memory.
“Dad will be sadly missed by his family and friends, he will leave a hole in our hearts and will be missed amongst the Island motorcycle community.”
Officers are continuing to investigate the exact circumstances of the collision.
Anyone with information can call 101, quoting 44200241182.