Cole Porters Last Ride
We have recently been asked to provide an escort on Cole Porters Last Ride. Cole was a 21 year old bike man young man who was involved in a serious RTC on Christmas Day……sadly succumbing to his injuries the following day. His family and friends had requested a ‘bikers funeral’ for him. The motorcycling community responded in the way that they always do and more than 200 of them assembled outside his house at Partington near Manchester and having given the very noisy ‘bikers salute’ of high revving bike engines followed Cole who was in a motorcycle hearse on a very challenging circular route to the crematorium at Altrincham where he was laid to rest in his motorcycle decorated coffin.
The eight bike marshals were able to keep the cortege moving constantly throughout the 10 mile journey and are very appreciative of the assistance provided by the Stockton Heath PCSOs at a very difficult traffic light control bridge and junction near Lymm.