VIDEO: Bikers ride out in memory of Stowmarket ‘lad who would help anybody’
More than 60 motorcyclists turned out for a commemorative ride in memory of a 10-year-old boy who died in a road accident in Stowmarket five years ago.
William Warren, who would now have been 16, loved motorbikes and had always wanted a ride on one but was struck by a car when he stepped onto Navigation Approach in 2011.
His family always markthe day he died, October 12, and his parents Tracey and Tim Warren, sister Kate and friend Jess Chaplin, who tried to stop him stepping into the road, all took part in the ride out.
Tim said: “We tend to mark the occasion. It doesn’t just help us it also raises awareness for people who use the road. A lot of children walk home along there.”
“Not many of the bikers really knew the family.
“I’m going to get a bike and do the charity ride outs with them in memory of William.
“He was a little lad who would help anybody.”
The bikers also raised money for East Anglian Air Ambulance, which helped William after the accident.
The ride began at Beacon Hill Service Station on the A14 and went through the Cedars Park estate where the Warrens lived at the time. It then went to Navigation Approach and Needham Market cemetery where William is buried.
Biker Andy Welham posted a ride video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdhJteYwZYo