A procession of dozens of bikers honoured Mansfield teenager Lewis Crouch, who died in a scooter crash.
Friends and family joined for his funeral at Mansfield Crematorium and a parade of dozens of bikers honoured the young man - a keen motorcyclist who was training as a mechanic.
Bikers from around the region, led by a Lamborghini Huracan, marked Lewis’s love of engines as they passed through Mansfield town centre on Tuesday, February 21 on the way to his funeral at Mansfield Crematorium.
Lewis, 16, of the Black Bull pub, Mansfield Woodhouse, was killed on February 3 on Peafield Lane and friends said it was a 'beautiful send-off'.
Mum Cheryl Broughton, 45, said in a message directed to her son before his funeral: “Never in a million years did I ever think this would happen.
“I will find yet more inner strength to get though today.
“I would do anything to get you back here with us where you belong.
“I have to believe you are still around us, peering over my shoulder, smiling your beautiful smile, because even though I can’t see you, you’ll always be in my heart.”
Dad Jason Crouch, 45, of Forest Town, said: “Lewis was the perfect teenage boy, humorous and talented.”
An inquest into Lewis’s death has been opened and adjourned. His family continue to appeal for a driver who would have overtaken Lewis shortly before he died, to come forward – call Nottinghamshire Police on 101.
Contact police on 101 quoting incident 930 of February 3.