Frederick Bowden, aged 42, from Helston, was convicted of dangerous driving at Truro Crown Court, Cornwall on 11 June 2009. His conviction follows a fatal collision on 13 July 2008 when fellow motorcyclist Andrew Prowse, 45, lost control of his bike and was killed as he and Bowden rode along the A30 near Loggans Moor, Hayle.
At the time of the crash Bowden was filming from his bike using a tank mounted camera. The footage shows Bowden reaching speeds in excess of 160mph as he travelled along country lanes and dual carriageways before the horrific crash which was captured on camera.
Bowden was given a 51 week sentence suspended for two years and disqualified from driving for three years.
After the case, Supt Tim Swarbrick said he believed that this was the fastest speed ever recorded in Devon and Cornwall and added:
"I would appeal for all motorists to adhere to the speed limit.
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