A fitting tribute for caring young biker Lewis

TRIBUTE: Andrew and Beverley Clark with the Whiteknights and the motorbike they have named after the Clarks son, Lewis.
TRIBUTE: Andrew and Beverley Clark with the Whiteknights and the motorbike they have named after the Clarks son, Lewis.
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Beverley Clark can take comfort from knowing her late son is helping others as every time a motorbike named in his memory is used, it could be saving a life.

Motorcycling enthusiast Lewis Clark often talked to his mum about volunteering for the Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes.

Andrew & Beverley Clark with the Whiteknights and the new bike named after their son Lewis.

Andrew & Beverley Clark with the Whiteknights and the new bike named after their son Lewis.

He was never able to achieve that dream. Lewis was killed in an accident on the Isle of Man last August. Now, the charity which transports blood, plasma, tissues and vital supplies between hospitals, hospices and supply centres has named one of its fleet of bikes in Lewis’ honour.

Mrs Clark, from South Elmsall, said: “It now feels like a little piece of Lewis is still left here helping others, riding on the bike, just like he wanted to.

“He had liked the Whiteknights page on Facebook and had spoken about joining them many times.”

Lewis’ family have raised more than £6,000 for the Whiteknights since his death.

They first made contact with the charity to arrange a collection point for donations at his funeral.

And kindhearted Whiteknights volunteers took part in the cortege to the church.

The family continued their fundraising on July 23 this year, the date Lewis should have been celebrating his 23rd birthday. They did a sky dive in his memory, raising more than £5,300.

Mrs Clark said: “Lewis was always caring for someone.

“He used to get his friends to text him to say they had a safe journey home after they’d been out on their bikes. He saw the Whiteknights as a way he could do something that he liked doing but also help people at the same time.”

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