Two-wheeled tribute to biker Pip
IT WAS a spectacular sight as scores of leather-clad bikers, some riding without helmets as a mark of respect, accompanied one of their staunchest supporters on his final ride yesterday.
Born with polio, Steven ‘Pip’ Field, of Godinton Road, Ashford, who died of natural causes, was just 46.
A popular character in the district, he was a rider with the 20-year-old Ashford-based Oakmen motorcycle club.
Fellow members were joined by up to 100 riders on gleaming machines from clubs across Kent to escort the hearse from Station Road through the ringroad works on his final journey to Charing Crematorium.
After the service they returned for a traditional celebration of his life at The Albion Inn in Willesborough.
Instead of flowers, many made donations that will go towards the Help a Whale to Walk appeal, to send a disabled Charlotte Whale for her longawaited operation.
Bikers pay their respects to fellow motorcyclist Steven ‘Pip’ Field at his funeral