Two-wheeled trib­ute to biker Pip

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Pic­ture: Dave Downey pd1177997

Bik­ers pay their re­spects to fel­low mo­tor­cy­clist Steven ‘Pip’ Field at his funeral

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