A PROCESSION of bikes, vans and more will leave from the Saints' stadium next month to pay tribute to a dad-of-two who died in an horrific motorbike crash one year ago.

Former policeman Ian Glanister, from Parr, was on his way home from work at Egertons Recovery in Knutsford on Thursday, March 28 2019 when he was involved in the fatal crash.

Ian was riding his motorcycle on Manchester Road when a crash occurred with a car leaving Cottons Hotel in Knutsford at around 6.25pm.

The 29-year-old died at the scene.

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Ian had an advanced driving licence from his time in the Civil Nuclear Constabulary after training with Merseyside Police.

He had taken voluntary early retirement to spend more time with his children and had been working at Egertons Recovery for around nine months due to his love of vehicles before the crash in Knutsford.

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Ian, with Leighanne and their daughter Jennifer, now 6

Earlier this week we spoke to Ian's wife Leighanne, 30, who told us of the plans for friends, fellow bikers and van enthusiasts to ride from the borough to the crash site on Saturday, March 28 to mark the first anniversary of his death.

Today she confirmed the details of the ride out.

"On March 28, we will be holding a memorial procession to mark the one year anniversary of Ian's death.

"Meet at Saints Totally Wicked Stadium at 4pm, the procession will be leaving at 5pm promptly to travel through Newton-le-Willows and then to Cottons Hotel in Knutsford where we will get parked up and in place before 6.15.

"At 6.17pm, the exact time of the accident, we will form a line of 50 people to mark the 50 minutes my husband was worked on by emergency services and we will stand in silence playing a song from the funeral.

"We will then lay a line of orange roses to mark those fateful 50 minutes.

"What we will achieve will be an amazing show of strength together."