Hundreds in memorial ride for biker killed in horror Doncaster road smash

Scores of bikers took part in a memorial ride and staged a minute’s noise for a motorcyclist killed in a horror Doncaster road smash.

Sunday, 25th April 2021, 4:18 pm
Scores of bikers turned out to pay their respects to Karol. (Photo: Rotherham Riders).

A parade of motorbikes travelled from Rotherham to Edlington so bikers could pay their respects to 32-year-old dad Karol Radkiewicz who died when he was hit by a car travelling in the opposite direction in the village on April 12.

Earlier today, bikers from across the region pulled on their leathers and held a minute’s silence at the spot where Karol died in Edlington Lane before revving their engines for a minute’s noise tribute.

Biker Joss James, who helped organise the tribute said: “What a great turnout today - thank you everybody who attended, donated and took time out of their days to organise this and also who turned up today.

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Karol died after a horror smash in Edlington on April 12.

“We’ve raised a fantastic amount so far to help support Karol’s family in these sad times, money isn’t everything but if it helps ease the burden then I think we’ve achieved what we set out to do.”

Riders travelled from Wickes at Canklow to the crash site.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

Photos: Courtesy of Rotherham Riders/Nathan Hall/Scott Gray/Anthony Liversidge/Ryan Button/Martin Holmes/Chris Milton/Joss James/Scott Magnall.

Bikers travelled to Edlington to pay their respects.

Mr James also gave thanks to O’Grill bar and restaurant, SYP Roads Policing Team and the Edlington community.

A fundraising page has already raised nearly £3,000 for his family. Donations can be made to the appeal HERE

Bikers gather at Canklow before the procession to Edlington.
Bikers staged a minute's silence and a minute's noise at the scene.