Bikers unite to give one of their own a fitting send-off

By Sam Cooper | 01/01/2018

Bikers unite to give one of their own a fitting send-off
Bikers joined the funeral cortege as it passed the Marquis pub, on the way to the funeral in Ardsley, Barnsley. 172179-2

DOZENS of bikers united to give one of their own a fitting send-off.

Motorcyclists from across the country gathered on Thursday for the funeral of enthusiast David Shaw, of Wath, who died on December 4 aged 55.

His step-daughter Emma Hague, who set up South Yorkshire Lady Bikers, said: “We had a great turnout. There were around 20 to 30 bikers there which was quite overwhelming to be honest. We sent him out in style.

“There was one guy who I didn’t know and who didn’t know my dad who had seen the funeral details on Facebook and travelled 66 miles to be there.”

Bikers joined the funeral cortege as it passed The Marquis pub, in Upper Haugh, on the way to the funeral at Ardsley Crematorium, Barnsley.

Emma (27) said she had always seen David, who was married to her mum Linda, as a “dad”.

She added: “He has always loved bikes. I wouldn’t be riding a bike myself if it wasn’t for him and all his inspirations.

“I wouldn’t have had the confidence to set up the lady bikers’ group without him.”

David leaves a wife, Linda, four daughters and a son.


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