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Friends to ride on bikes and set off fireworks in memory of young chef Ellis Overy who died in Wateringbury crash

A memorial bike ride will take place this evening in memory of a talented young chef who was killed in a crash at the weekend.

Ellis Overy, 21, died in the early hours of Sunday morning after the black Honda motorbike he was riding collided with a stationary blue Skoda Fabia on the A26 Tonbridge Road.

Police and ambulance services arrived at about 12.40am but Mr Overy, of Oakfield Road, Matfield, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ellis Overy died in the accident on the A26 Tonbridge Road in Wateringbury
Ellis Overy died in the accident on the A26 Tonbridge Road in Wateringbury

Friends and colleagues remembered him as a man who "always knew how to put a smile on someone's face".

Now they have organised a memorial bike ride in his honour, which will see dozens ride from North Farm to the green in Matfield at 8.30pm.

They will then set off fireworks.

A crowdfunding page has also been set up by his brother, Reece, with aim of raising £6,000, to "treasure loving memories".

Floral tributes were left in Wateringbury for 21-year-old Ellis Overy who died in a motorcycle crash
Floral tributes were left in Wateringbury for 21-year-old Ellis Overy who died in a motorcycle crash

Mr Overy worked for two months prior to his death at the Who'd A Thought It restaurant in Maidstone.

Owner Joe Mallett described him as "a very enthusiastic young lad who bonded well with the team".

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