A motorcyclist has been found guilty of killing a "warm and friendly" teacher from Slough by careless driving following a horrific crash on a busy road.

Babar Gull, 32, was convicted on Tuesday by a jury at St Albans crown court of causing the death of Slough and Eton School teacher Ahmed Bafadhel on the A355 Amersham Road near Coleshill in Bucks on July 31 last year.

Mr Bafadhel, 28, was riding a Honda and was second in a line of seven bikers when he was clipped by Mr Gull's Suzuki.

The riders had come across a Skoda that had been stopped by a police officer. He was dealing with a Mercedes car that had broken down on the crest of a hill on the other side of the road.

Mr Bafadhel, from Alpha Street North, Slough, came off his bike and hit the car. The head of technology at Slough and Eton School, was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, but died of his injuries.

Mr Gull, of Barleyfields, Wooburn Green, Bucks, denied causing the death of Mr Bafadhel by careless driving, but was convicted. He suffered serious leg injuries when he also came off his bike.

Judge Andrew Bright QC adjourned sentence until September 22 for a pre-sentence report, but said he did not think a custodial sentence would be appropriate.

The judge said he wanted to know the medical condition of Mr Gull and the extent of the injuries he suffered. He made an interim disqualification order, banning him from driving.

During the trial, prosecutor Robert Underwood told the jury that the crash happened at Tower Road, Coleshill at around 2.20pm on July 31 last year. It is a single carriageway with a speed limit of 60 miles per hour.

In the witness box, Mr Gull said he had met Mr Bafadhel for the first time that day at the Ducati shop in Aylesbury. "He was a very down to earth, very polite gentleman," he said.

They left Aylesbury and were heading for lunch in Slough when the crash happened.

Questioned by his barrister Brian Russell, he said that as they rode along the A355 Mr Bafadhel was five or six bike lengths ahead.

He said: "It happened very quickly. I braked. I started slipping towards the car. The only thing I remember is there was a bang. I could taste blood in my mouth."

He added: "Maybe we touched each other’s' bikes. He was on the white line. I was in the middle. I remember he started coming in."

Under cross-examination, Mr Underwood put it to Mr Gull that he had a sight-line of 105 metres to see the stopped Skoda.

He said: "You had more than enough time to stop. More than enough time to take evasive actions. Why didn't you?"

Mr Gull replied: "God knows I tried my best."

Mr Underwood went on: "It is clear you were exceeding the speed limit."

He replied: "The last time I saw my speedometer, I was doing 55 miles per hour."

Tributes poured in for the “inspirational” teacher following his death and hundreds of flowers and tributes were left in his memory at Slough and Eton School.

The keen motorcyclist was a member of Deen Riders, a Muslim motorbike organisation that works with charities around the world.

At the time, Hamzah Ahmed, chairman of the Slough Youth Parliament, said: “To say he was an inspiration is a gross understatement of just how amazing he was. A teacher, a friend and a role model.”