The family of a young father killed in a motorbike crash have paid tribute to a “kind-hearted” man who was always looking for ways to help others.

Adrian Cheung died on his way to work on Friday, September 7, when he swerved suddenly to avoid a cyclist and was thrown onto a bicycle rack, hitting his chest.

The 25-year-old who grew up in Highams Park was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in Kentish Town.

His older brother Steven, 28, said his family are struggling to cope with the loss but have been “overwhelmed” by the support of the community.

A fundraising campaign has been launched to provide for Adrian’s girlfriend Adeline, 22, and the seven-month-old son Oliver he left behind.

Steven said: “It came as a shock not just for the family but the entire community.

“He was very well-known in Chingford and Highams Park and was well-liked.

“No parent should ever bury their dead child – it’s tragic. My parents are completely devastated – heartbroken is an understatement.

“We had 25 good years with Adrian, the little one will never get to know his dad.

“He was kind-hearted. When he saw the cyclist, he swerved to save him but he ended up losing his own life.

“That was his attitude to life. He was very caring and had a good heart. God bless him.”

The former student at Highams Park School moved to the area as a child with his mum, who is from the Philippines, and his dad, who is from Hong Kong.

Adrian had recently moved to Kilburn to live with Adelina, whom he planned on marrying in December, and worked in a restaurant in Kentish Town.

Steven said he and his family “could not really believe it” when they heard the tragic news about Adrian because he was an experienced motorcyclist who had been riding since the age of 16.

The following day, Steven and his parents went to the scene of the crash and met with people who had tried to save Adrian’s life.

“The lady in the shop where it happened came out and was hugging and comforting my mum,” said Steven. “A hairdresser also came out to us.

“Also, a woman said her husband had tried to resuscitate him.

“The London spirit came out. It was really overwhelming.

“We are really grateful to the community in London who tried to help him and we’ve had massive support from the local community.”

Although Steven said the loss of his younger brother is difficult to come to terms with, he chooses to remember him fondly as “the funny guy”.

He added: “He was very funny and outgoing and was trying to help everybody.”

Adrian’s funeral will take place at All Saints Church in Old Church Road, Chingford, at 1pm on Monday, October 1.

To donate to Adrian's funeral and family support fundraising campaign, click here