Bikers wanted for Daley Mathison funeral procession
The family of deceased road racer, Daley Mathison, are calling upon bikers to accompany his funeral procession to the service on Wednesday, June 26.
The Durham-based racer was killed during the opening race at the 2019 Isle of Man TT. The crash happened during the third lap of the race at Snugborough, between Bradden Bridge and Union Mills, and resulted in the race being red-flagged.
With the service set to take place at St Bede's Chapel, Teesside Crematorium, Middlesborough, at 3pm, the family are now seeking any bikers wishing to pay their respects to take part in a rolling procession to the funeral.
Riders wanting to attend can either join from Murton, County Durham, at 1.30pm or from near Daley's home on Bishopton Road West, Stockton-on-Tees, at 2.30pm, to join the funeral procession.
"Daley was so proud of his achievements and loved each and every single bit of support," a statement released on his Facebook page said. "He would welcome anyone to join in with his final journey.
Not something I ever wanted to write but here we go.....— Daley Mathison (@DaleyMathison) June 3, 2019
Daley, as Daisy says, is now sleeping with the fairies. That’s all I can bring myself to say right now. The last image I saw of my husband, was of a man so happy with life and so proud of his racing. xxxxxx pic.twitter.com/wWCaDJwUht
"I know he would not want everyone to wear suits, so please wear daisies for Daley (or any flowers), Daley’s team wear or any racing attire."
Alongside funeral support, a Go Fund Me page has been set-up in support of his family has now also reached £32,783 out of a £35,000 total goal. Over 1200 people have contributed in the last 14 days and anyone wishing to do so can donate here.
Daley was an experienced road racer, first making his debut on the Mountain Course in 2013, when he finished fifth in the Newcomers’ race at the Manx Grand Prix. He went on to enjoy a successful TT career, taking three consecutive podium finishes in the TT Zero race as well as lapping at 128.054mph in last year’s Superstock TT to finish 11th and become the 34th fastest racer ever around the circuit.
He also enjoyed success away from the Isle of Man, taking a win in the lightweight class at the 2014 Ulster Grand Prix and scoring podium finishes at Scarborough. He also won the 2015 and 2016 European MotoE Championship with the University of Nottingham.
All at Motorcycle News join the wider racing fraternity at this time in wishing our deepest condolences to Daley’s wife Natalie and daughter Daisy as well as his wider family, friends, team and fans.
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