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Kent bikers ride alongside Brian Jenner, from Tonbridge, during funeral service after daughter's Facebook plea

A motorbike mad grandad was given the perfect send off as dozens of bikers rode alongside him during his funeral.

Brian Jenner, 66, died in his sleep from a stroke last month but his daughter Hannah wanted his passion for bikes to be honoured during a ceremony on Friday.

An appeal was made on Facebook to find as many bikers as possible to attend the service and Hannah was inundated with messages.

Bikers followed the hearse from Tonbridge for Brian Jenner's funeral at Tunbridge Wells Crematorium on Friday. Picture: Chris Davey
Bikers followed the hearse from Tonbridge for Brian Jenner's funeral at Tunbridge Wells Crematorium on Friday. Picture: Chris Davey

Two-wheel enthusiasts from as far as Folkestone made the journey alongside Mr Jenner's hearse as it travelled from TW Boorman in Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells Crematorium.

Police officers also helped make the day one to remember for Hannah and her siblings Marc, Matt and Lynsey.

Brian Jenner with his family (6253999)
Brian Jenner with his family (6253999)

The 36-year-old said: "I counted 60 bikes but it felt like there were so many more.

"The funeral directors were really good with it all and they let all the bikes follow their hearse to Tunbridge Wells Crematorium. The police also turned up and marshalled it smoothly.

"We recognised one or two of the bikers as friends of my dad and the rest were strangers.

Bikers followed the hearse from Tonbridge for Brian Jenner's funeral at Tunbridge Wells Crematorium on Friday. Picture: Chris Davey. (6329616)
Bikers followed the hearse from Tonbridge for Brian Jenner's funeral at Tunbridge Wells Crematorium on Friday. Picture: Chris Davey. (6329616)

"Some came as far as Folkestone and others were from the local area.

"We were just so grateful for the turnout."

Mr Jenner, who had worked as a lorry driver, was dealt a devastating blow when he was told he could no longer ride his Yamaha Fazer after a diagnosis of dementia.

He and his wife Susan were married for 39 years before she died from cancer in 2015.

His other love in life was bikes and would regularly watch the World Super Bikes with his son Marc.

Hannah added: "The bikes went past the entrance of the crematorium and by the time we left everyone had vanished.

Brian Jenner's loved watch the World Super Bikes with his son Marc
Brian Jenner's loved watch the World Super Bikes with his son Marc

"I got some messages from the bikers to say thank you for letting them come along but it should have been the other way round.

"We couldn't have wished for more."

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