A convoy of bikers will ride from Filton to Westerleigh in tribute to a beloved motorcyclist who lost his life in a crash.
Philip Lambourne, 54, died on June 1, in a collision between his motorbike and a car on Hildesheim Bridge, Weston-super-Mare.
His funeral will take place at Westerleigh Crematorium on June 29 — and Philip’s family hope to see many members of the biking community join a convoy in his memory.
Philip’s daughter-in-law Isabella Worlock said: “We would all really love as many bikers to turn up to give Philip the best last ride and the great send-off he deserves. Everyone is welcome, the bigger the turnout the better.”
The procession will start in Church View, Filton, at 9.40am, with bikers accompanying the hearse on the way to the crematorium. They are expected to arrive at 10.15am.
Philip’s family have asked mourners to wear anything red to the funeral, in a nod to his love of Bristol City football club.
In a fundraiser in Philip’s memory, Isabella wrote: “This page has been set up for Philip Lambourne who we lost recently in a motorbike road traffic accident. As you can imagine this has left the family completely heartbroken.
“We take for granted just how much time we have left in our lives and never imagine that it can be so cruelly cut short. We put off planning for the inevitable. There was no will. At only 54, nothing was ever put in place regarding funds for a funeral and for his children/grandchildren.
“For those that have been asking how to help or how to donate, we have set this page up to go towards all the funeral costs and the celebration of his life.”
The fundraiser, which you can see here, has seen £2,393 donated already towards a £3,000 target.
Police appealed for information and dashcam footage following the collision, which happened at about 6.25pm on June 1.
“If you saw this collision, or have any information which could help our investigation, please contact the Roads Policing Unit by calling 101 and giving the call handler the reference number 5221121013,” said an Avon and Somerset police spokesperson.
“You can supply Dash Cam footage via our website.”