Bikers’ procession to honour Aidy

Andy Clark
Andy Clark

MORE than 300 people – many riding motorcycles – attended the funeral of a popular 45-year-old Scarborough biker who died following a two-year battle with cancer.

Aidy Clark, of Maple Drive in Northstead, had been suffering from a Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumour in his arm but died after it spread to his lungs.

His partner Angela Chapman said: “Over 40 bikes and trikes accompanied Aidy’s funeral procession, many of them travelling from all over England. When I was in the house waiting for the hearse we heard all these bikes – I just filled up and it makes your hair stand on end – it was awesome.

“If Aidy was here, with his sense of humour, he’d have said ‘it was worth dying for’.”

Angela said that Aidy had a lot of interests but motorcycles were his passion. She said: “He was an avid biker, always had a Harley and rode with The Blue Angels. He was also a well known fisherman working on trawlers and potting boats.”

Aidy hit the headlines last year when thieves stole his Triumph motorcycle from outside his home while he was recovering from one of his lung operations. It was found burned out in a nearby field.

Angela said that the funeral took place earlier this month when more than 300 people attended the service at Woodlands Crematorium.

She added: “Everybody knew Aidy. I brought him here to live in Scarborough from York 12 years ago. He was born in Grimsby.

“He liked his pint and he liked the fishermen because of the social side in the pub afterwards.”