A MOTHER died after her powerful motorbike left a road and smashed into a field.
The 37-year-old from Huddersfield was riding through Denshaw, Oldham, with her husband and two friends on separate bikes when the crash happened yesterday.
Her husband and paramedics battled to try to save her after her 900cc Honda Fireblade left Delph Road and careered on to a grass verge, running into a field.
The woman, who has not been named, comes from Cowlersley. She was taken to the Royal Oldham Hospital, but died half an hour later.
The dead woman is the mother of a little boy and friends described her today as an experienced biker.
One said: "She was well-known to many people in Huddersfield's motorcycling fraternity.
"She was a very experienced biker who had had the Honda for some time. It was a big bike but she was more than capable of riding it."
The accident happened yesterday afternoon in a spot popular with bikers at weekends.
Pc Andy Whittaker, of Oldham Police Traffic Unit, said: "This was a very tragic accident.
"The woman was one of four bikers out for a run on a fine Sunday afternoon and it appears she lost control while negotiating a right-hand bend in Delph Road as she came out of Denshaw.
"Her husband and two friends were on the other bikes and stopped to help. They gave her first aid until ambulance paramedics arrived, and they too worked on her before taking her to hospital.
"It is an area that is very popular with bikers, who use the moorland roads up and down from Ripponden and Holmfirth.
"We would appeal for witnesses to come forward straight away and contact me on 0161 856 8892."