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Holy roller: Motorbike lover's coffin carried to church in 24-foot-long trike hearse
14:47 GMT, 15 December 2012
Motorbike lover Mark Nuttall made his last journey in style when his coffin was carried to an abbey in a 24-foot long trike hearse.
Mr Nuttall, 58, who was passionate about motorcycles, died this month after a three-year battle with cancer.
His wife, Sharon, rode his Harley-Davidson in a procession of around 50 motorbikes to the service near Romsey, Hampshire.
The 24-foot long trike hearse outside the abbey near Romsey, Hampshire
Mark Nuttall was passionate about motorbikes. He, died this month after a three-year battle with cancer
A procession of around 50 motorbikes drove down Bell St in Romsey before the funeral. Mr Nuttall's wife, Sharon, rode his Harley-Davidson in the procession
His biker friends carried the coffin, which had his helmet and gloves on top along with floral tributes. The celebration of his life included AC/DC's Thunderstruck and Bon Jovi's Thank You For Loving Me.
Mr Nuttall, who worked for the Ministry of Defence, was a member of various biker groups. He rode his bike to raise cash for disabled biker groups and children's charities.
Donations made in his memory will go to Macmillan Cancer Support or the National Association for Bikers with a Disability.
Close friend Phil Hathaway said: 'Mark was passionate about anything mechanical.
'Sometimes it was easier for him to take things to bits than it was for him to put them back together!'
Mr Nuttall asked that donations made in his memory go to Macmillan Cancer Support or the National Association for Bikers with a Disability
Mr Nuttall's funeral service included two songs, AC/DC's Thunderstruck and Bon Jovi's Thank You For Loving Me
Close friend Phil Hathaway said Mark was passionate about anything mechanical: 'Sometimes it was easier for him to take things to bits than it was for him to put them back together!'