Hundreds of bikers lined the streets to pay tribute to an armed forces veteran who was killed in a hit-and-run crash.
Glyn Clarke, 69, died at the scene of a collision involving a blue Mazda on the A2050 in Harbledown, Kent, in August.
The beloved grandad, known as Stix to his friends, had been traveling from Canterbury towards the A2 when the tragedy happened.
In a fitting tribute, Glynn’s coffin was escorted by the bikers on its journey from Vauxhall Avenue in Canterbury to Barham Crematorium.
Traffic came to a standstill and well-wishers lined the pavements as a convoy left at about 11.20 am on Friday (Oct 6).
In a statement issued after the funeral, Mr Clarke’s family said: “The Clarke family would like to thank all those who have and are still supporting us, as well as our biker families who turned up for STIX (Glyn Clarke’s) last ride.
“A special thank you goes to the Q.R.R.A (Queen’s Regimental Riders Association) and the Rejects Brotherhood, for their amazing outriding.”
Mr Clarke served as an infantryman with the 1st Battalion of the Queen’s Regiment.
He was a member of the Queen’s Regimental Riders Association and volunteered as the group’s land manager for its site and clubhouse near Faversham.
The project aids the recuperation of army veterans, based around horticulture.
He was involved with replanting the boundary hedges and prepping the site and oversaw the recent completion of the building of the clubhouse.
He was also involved with Broad Oak allotments near his home in Canterbury.
The Association is made up of former members of the regiment who are bikers and whose aim is to also raise money for the Regimental Association’s benevolent fund.
Claudiu Patrascu, 44, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving in relation to the crash.
He also faces charges of taking a vehicle without consent, failing to stop following an accident, and failing to report an accident.
Produced in association with SWNS Talker
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