Whitby Mick

Hundreds of bikers from around the country came together for one final ride out as they attended the funeral service for Michael Collings today. Mr Collings, 53, or ‘Whitby Mick’ as he was popularly known died when half of the decommissioned Didcot A power station collapsed on February 23.

A popular and enthusiastic figure within the biking community family, friends and bikers came together for one final mark of respect on a huge ride out from his home in Brotton in East Cleveland to the crematorium at Kirkleatham. Traffic along the route that passed through Brotton and Skelton came to a standstill as the coffin, carried in a motorcycle and sidecar, made its way at the head of the cortege to the service at Kirkleatham.

Five other people were injured in the collapse and Christopher Huxtable, 34, from Swansea, Ken Cresswell, 57, and John Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham, and known as the ‘Didcot Three‘ are still missing in the rubble at the site. The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.

 

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