Bikers set to take to the roads to remember motorcyclist Karl Chester

Bikers from across Lancashire are going to ride together in memory of motorcyclist Karl Chester.

Friday, 6th April 2018, 5:52 pm
Updated Monday, 9th April 2018, 5:36 pm
Karl Chester pictured with his family

Karl, 36, from Preston, tragically died after a collision between his silver Aprilia motorbike and a blue Nissan Qashqai on the M62 on Good Friday.

Now hundreds of bikers from Preston’s Millennium Bike Club and beyond are forming a funeral cortège for Karl to give him a ‘proper biker’s send off.’

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Secretary of the club Adam Walton said: “We have a fallen biker, brother, son, father and husband.

“We want to give him the send off he deserves.”

Col Maloney, owner of biker favourite Leyland-based mobile caterer Butty Van, said: “I can imagine it will be quite an event. He was such a great guy that everyone liked.

Any biker who wants to come along to pay their respects can do so.”

Any bikers wanting to ride in memory of Karl can meet at 11am on Friday, April 13, at Preston Docks' Ribble Pilot, where bikers will ride to Karl’s house to follow the funeral procession as it travels to Preston Crematorium.