The accident happened at 1.50pm on Sunday, 7th June, on Middridge Road near Rushyford, as the Triumph 675cc motorbike was heading from the direction of Woodham golf course towards Rushyford.
A police statement said: “For some reason the rider, a local man thought to be in his mid-50s, lost control of the bike which then left the road and collided with a fence and some trees before coming to rest.”
The rider was confirmed dead at the scene.
He has been positively identified and police will be releasing his name once it’s confirmed all family members have been informed.
Police are appealing for anyone who was on the road at that time on Sunday afternoon and may have seen the black Triumph bike to contact them via 101.