The organisers of a runway day at a Norfolk airfield have said there will be no more events following the "devasting" death of a motorcyclist.

Martin McConnell, aged in his 50s, died in a crash at Tibenham Airfield during the Terminal Velocity show on Sunday.

The event featured a 'rolling half mile' at which those taking part can reach speeds of 200mph on the runway.

Police and paramedics were called to the airfield at around 11am on Sunday and Mr McConnell was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved.

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Following the incident Terminal Velocity, which organised events at Tibenham Airfield, announced that there would be no more runway days. 

Event organiser Matt Flynn said: "I don’t really know what to write here, I’m sure many of you have already heard the terrible news that a participant at TV21 tragically lost his life on Sunday.

"Martin, ex-forces PTSD racing and Suzuki turbo racing, had become friends of ours having attended several of our events and we are all absolutely devastated that this has happened. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Martin’s family and friends.

"We will not be making any further public comment and there will be no further TV runway days.

"We would like to thank all of you who have participated in our events over the years and always made them such great fun events, but the idea was always that it was enjoyable for all and that can no longer be the case for us."

Eastern Daily Press: A man in his 50s has died in a motorcycle crash at Tibenham Airfield

Mr McConnell, who was from the Royal Tunbridge Wells area of Kent, was a prominent fundraiser and campaigner.

He served in the Royal Corps of Transport and in 2015 set up a support group for military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, called Exforces PTSD.

The group raises money for families of ex-servicemen and women to go on holidays.

For his efforts raising more than £33,000 and funding 25 holidays to Jersey, Mr McConnell was nominated for the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year Award in 2018.

Last year, he travelled across Europe to deliver aid to Ukraine after the Russian invasion.

Following his death, his son, Jamie, posted a tribute on social media.

"I am lost for words at the minute," he said.

"We all know the risks taken when competing in motorcycle racing - unfortunately today is a day I never saw coming.

"We have lost my dad Martin McConnell in a high-speed crash at Tibenham Airfield this morning.

"I know for a fact he died smiling and doing what he loved.

"Rest in peace Dad, I will never forget you - the memories we have will live on forever in our hearts."