In happened at around 5pm when a black Yamaha motorcycle, which was travelling with a group of motorcyclists from the direction of Whitby Abbey towards the village of Hawsker, was involved in a collision with a blue tractor which was travelling in the same direction.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Sadly, the rider of the motorcycle, a 54-year-old man from York was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.
“The driver of the tractor, a 25 year old male from the Whitby area, was uninjured.
“The road remained closed until 23.40pm to allow for a detailed examination of the scene.
“Officers are appealing for anyone who saw the collision, or saw any of the vehicles beforehand, or has any dash-cam footage to get in touch.”
Please quote reference 12190153789 when providing information.