OVER 300 motorcyclists came together to celebrate the life of a ‘generous’ Bromsgrove business owner.
A convoy has been organized in memory of Chris Price, owner of Genesis Motorcycles, who died last month at the age of 58 following an illness.
Riders young and old met outside the motorcycle repair shop on Sanders Road on Thursday August 18 and outside Chris’ house in Catshill to escort him to his final resting place.
The convoy proceeded to the chapel at Redditch Abbey where a funeral service was held.
The Blue Knights Motorcycle Club organized the procession, keeping the riders together and blocking the roads to allow the passage of the large convoy.
Chris’ friend Nick Arkell rode the company owner’s Harley Davidson ‘Fat Boy’ behind the hearse.
As Chris’ coffin was carried into the chapel, more than 300 bikers revved up their engines in tribute.
The funeral was followed by a burial service at the Abbey Cemetery.
Chris’ wife Maggie thanked funeral directors Thomas Brothers for their “service and compassion”, funeral officiant Peter Billingham and friends for their support.
She added: “A big thank you to Nick who primarily organized the motorbike procession, and to the Blue Knights and associated chapters who helped protect everyone who gave of their time to honor Chris.
“We would also like to thank everyone who has contributed to the British Heart Foundation.
“Chris was a very passionate supporter of BHF and included a generous gift in his legacy.”
She also thanked the staff at Ward 6 at Alexandra Hospital who provided “excellent care” to Chris.
Chris’s sister Sharon described her brother as “a real gentleman, caring, kind, compassionate, generous and funny”.
She said: “I would like to thank all the bikers for coming to the funeral and making it so memorable.”
Chris Price leaves behind his wife Maggie, his mother and father, Sheila and Mick, his sister Sharon and his stepson Anthony.
Genesis Motorcycles mechanic Gary Simcock will continue the activity in honor of Chris.