Biker tribute

The funeral service of Ryan Wells.
The funeral service of Ryan Wells.

MOTORCYCLISTS escorted family and friends during the packed funeral service of a popular teenager who died following a road traffic crash.

Ryan Wells, 19, of Duckmanton, had been riding his Suzuki motorcycle along Deepsick Lane, at Arkwright, when he was involved in a collision on March 21.

His funeral service at Bolsover Parish Church, on Friday, was very well-attended and motorcyclists followed Ryan’s coffin and his family at a respectful distance and speed to Chesterfield Crematorium.

Carole Wells, Ryan’s mum, said: “It was a very good and very well attended service.”

Engineering apprentice Ryan worked for Erik’s Electro Mechanical Service Centre, in Chesterfield, and a large number of staff also turned out to pay their respects.