18 TRIBUTE EK bik­ers join tragic Al­lan on his last ride

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East Kilbride News - - NEWS - An­drea Lam­brou

East Kil­bride bik­ers turned out to pay tribute to a tragic mo­tor­cy­clist on his last ride be­fore he was laid to rest on Mon­day.

In a som­bre show of strength and sol­i­dar­ity, more than 500 bik­ers and trik­ers from across the coun­try joined St Leonards­based False Gods MCC in a con­voy as Al­lan Ni­chol­son’s funeral cortege made its way to Dal­not­tar Cre­ma­to­rium in Cly­de­bank.

The 24-year-old Glas­gow man was thrown from his red Suzuki mo­tor­bike fol­low­ing a col­li­sion with a white Ford Mon­deo on the East Kil­bride Ex­press­way on Satur­day, Novem­ber 10. Al­lan’s bike caught fire af­ter the crash on the A725 and he was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

The con­voy set off from Great Western Road Re­tail Park and ‘made some noise for Al­lan’ as it joined the funeral pro­ces­sion from Co-op fu­ner­al­care in Knightswood, through the Clyde Tun­nel, up the M8 over the Kingston Bridge into the cre­ma­to­rium.

Shane Thomas, of False Gods MCC, told the News on Mon­day: “To­day was, for us, not only a pro­ces­sion in hon­our of Al­lan’s life, but a demon­stra­tion of hurt and ou­trage at his death – this should never have hap­pened.

“I am per­son­ally hon­oured and priv­i­leged to have been of any help to the fam­ily in this dif­fi­cult time.

“Ev­ery biker I spoke to ex­pressed a deep sad­ness at the loss of a young man, who had so much life left ahead of him.

“All of them were hum­bled by the im­mense sol­i­dar­ity, em­pa­thy and unity shown by the com­mu­nity and the pub­lic as a whole. Rest In Peace Al­lan – your pass­ing has been felt by thou­sands of peo­ple. Truly, gone but not for­got­ten. We hope to­day was of some com­fort to his fam­ily and friends, and would like to ex­tend our grat­i­tude to all those who rode with Al­lan to­day.”

For Al­lan Hun­dreds of bik­ers paid their re­spects by join­ing the funeral cortege

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