Ruth aka Slan

*Updated *
Sadly learnt yesterday that Ruth (Slan) was involved in an accident which she was pronounced dead on scene. This happened a few days ago go and the police are still investigating after some new information has come to light I will give more detail a a bit later.

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From Information i have been given .
Originally only the car driver was under investigation.

And early reports said it looked like target fixation, and she clipped a central reservation before coming off and sliding into the oncoming car as the Mercedes didn’t brake or try to evade even after it had pulled Ruth under the wheels and pulled her down the road a good way. The car was wrecked as the bike hit it, so the police are trying to find out if the car was trying to get away or if the driver just froze.

However further investigation has resulted in a serious development, two of the three other bikers at the scene have been arrested. The markings on the road showing Ruth’s path don’t show someone running wide and going off, they show someone on the right line suddenly spearing off. The police tracked their route and found a petrol station they stopped at, and the CCTV revealed the two arrested had cameras on their helmet/bike, which they removed and hid after the crash. The police have recovered these cameras, and one of the two came clean, the other is saying no comment. We don’t know what they show,but apparently they show some sort of maneuver that went wrong, and Ruth following behind had nowhere to go so slammed on the brakes, and went off and into the car.

Oh no… That’s so sad. Condolences to her family and friends :frowning:

:frowning: my condolences

Very sad news. Condolences to all her family & friends. :frowning_face:

That’s terrible Tim.

Thoughts with her family and friends.

Thanx for posting @TimR

I didn’t know Ruth well and I haven’t spoken to her for a few years since our LB rideout days, but I’ve seen her on the road on on social media. She had an enthusiasm and a ballsy attitude that I always envied. I can only imagine what her friends and family are going through right now and my thoughts are with them all.


Sorry to hear this. I think we were on the Honda off-road experience in Wales together. Best wishes to the family.

Happy memories of some of the rides Ruth came on especially the back door rides into Southend for the Southend Shakedown, one time Ruth brought her Sisters and Mother along, the ‘Slan Clan’. Wildboy’s video gives an idea of the good times.

Ruth doing what she enjoyed. Who can ever forget the motorcycle dominoes at the King’s Oak, the Buttsbury Ford incident, or Ruth’s sisters ‘make up bag’ puncture repair and seaside fish n chips and nice creams to end a not so perfect but truly Happy Day.

RIP Ruth

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Can’t say I knew Ruth but I think we had been on 1-2 rides / meets at same time.

Regardless very sad news to here and condolences to her family and friends. RIP

First Met Ruth on The Wild Wild West Runs ( Slan’s Gang but she got others to lead ) on a trip to Alton …

That’s just terribly sad. Condolences to family and friends

Very sad to hear this :cry: Hope she didn’t suffer, and of course, condolences to friends and family.

This is not the first time we seen posts like this, and sadly it won’t be the last. Motorcycling can be dangerous, and quite often even when the best of us ride defensively it only takes another person to cause a problem.

Hope her family and friends are getting the support they need in this dark time.


Sad news. RIP

If you hear about the family wanting a bike escort, please do share.


This is so sad. I’m really sorry to hear this, terrible news

Am very sad to hear about Slan. Sincere condolences to her friends and family.

I’m shocked and saddened to hear this. I haven’t seen Ruth for a few years. My condolences to her family.

Can someone let Marmablade aka Sam know please. I’ve lost his number, and they used to be really close friends.

So sad to hear the news