BIKERS are wanted to help give a riding enthusiast a fitting send-off at his funeral next Monday.

Fanatical biker Keith Mellor died on Wednesday, November 6 aged 72 following illness.

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His family are looking to give him a fitting send-off with a motorbike and sidecar hearse to carry his coffin.

The coffin will be taken from Keith and wife Marie's Knowsley Road home to St Helens Crematorium via the East Lancs to give him one last motorbike ride.

St Helens Star:

Bike lover Keith

During his life, Keith served in the army for 22 years and worked at the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).

Keith leaves behind wife Marie, 72, daughter Andrea, 49 and son John, 50 and was also a granddad.

Andrea, 49, said: "I would love it if there were any bikers local who would like to give an old biker a good send off.

"The funeral is leaving mum's house in Knowsley Road and service is at St Helens Crematorium for 11am on November 25.

"It would be absolutely amazing and he would have a grin on his face. His loves were family first and everything else was bikes.

"They're going to take him all along the East Lancs and into the Crematorium from that side."

St Helens Star:

Keith, with his granddaughters

The bike ride is to set off from outside Keith's home on Knowsley Road from 10.30am on Monday.

  • Any bikers interested in taking part can contact Andrea on