MORE than 300 motorcyclists drove through Redditch today escorting the coffin of Allen Morris, the founder of Redditch Charity Bikers (RCB).
From choppers to cruisers – the riders came out in full force to pay respect to popular Allen, aged 48, who died of lung cancer in March this year.
Allen had raised thousands of pounds for various charities including Cancer Research, Primrose Hospice and Charlotte and Craig Saving Hearts Foundation.
According to fellow biker Steve ‘Bikenutz’, Allen would have been proud of the ‘amazing sendoff’, which saw the bikers ride from The Dog pub in Mappleborough Green, to Redditch crematorium via the Warwick and Alvechurch Highways.
Steve said: “Allen was incredibly well-respected in the bike community – I think the turnout speaks for itself.
“The crematorium was so rammed we couldn’t get everyone inside but of course members of Redditch Charity Bikers and Allen’s family were.
“Now it’s just a matter of carrying on RCB in his honour and making sure it becomes his legacy.”
Allen, from Winyates, started Redditch Charity Bikers after his mother was diagnosed with bladder cancer.
He wanted to give something back after the amazing treatment she received, so he started the charity.
He was offered new immuno-therapy treatment but unfortunately his body reacted against it and quickly went down hill after catching pneumonia.