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Bikers ride out in tribute as Karl Chester’s funeral takes place

Posted on - 13th April, 2018 - 2:32pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston News, Ribbleton, Riversway
Bikers line the route into the crematorium Pic: Graham Robinson
Bikers line the route into the crematorium Pic: Graham Robinson

Dozens of bikers have turned out to pay their respects to a motorcyclist who died in a crash on the M62 at Easter.

Karl Chester, 36, died following a collision with a blue Nissan Qashqai near Saddleworth on the motorway in Yorkshire.

The father-of-three had been travelling on Good Friday (30 March) at around 11.25am.

His funeral was held at Preston Crematorium on Friday (13 April).

Friends, family and those in the biking community joined together to say their farewells.

Karl was taken by motorbike pulled hearse
Karl was taken by motorbike pulled hearse

He was taken from the Docks to the Crem in a motorbike drawn hearse with the words ‘son’ and ‘brother’ in flowers.

Bikers lined the route into the Longridge Road crematorium and applauded Karl and his family’s vehicles as they arrived.

Bikers gathered at the Docks to accompany the procession to the crematorium at Ribbleton
Bikers gathered at the Docks to accompany the procession to the crematorium at Ribbleton

He leaves behind his wife Karen and three children.

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