Mum-of-two killed on first ride after passing CBT

Husband watches in horror as wife is killed on her way home from collecting new motorcycle

A MOTHER-OF-TWO has been killed in a motorcycle accident on her very first ride after passing her CBT.

Sharon Topping, 38, died on the A9 just south of Pitlochry, Perthshire, on Saturday evening, on the return journey from collecting her new motorcycle.

Mrs Topping was being following by her husband Stephen, also on a motorcycle, when the accident took place.

Mr Topping, an experienced motorcyclist, watched in horror as his wife lost control of her machine, hitting the central reservation.

"I put her on her back. There was no pulse but I started breathing into her mouth. I wasn’t trained in CPR but I didn’t know what else to do," said Mr Topping.

"I knew immediately she was dead but I didn’t want to believe it. I was in a state of shock," he said.

A doctor, who happened to be passing the scene of the crash, also tried to help but Mrs Topping was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her husband told The Herald newspaper that his wife had taken lessons without telling her husband: "She had taken motorbike lessons without me knowing, and she passed her CBT last Tuesday.

"I came back last week and she was wearing the biking leathers.

"I wasn’t happy but she felt very confident in riding the bike and with her being so outgoing it’s difficult to say no."