IN PICTURES: Motorcyclists give Lewis Crouch a 'biker's send off'

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.

Tributes left to Lewis Crouch at the crash site near Mansfield Woodhouse.

Tributes left to Lewis Crouch at the crash site near Mansfield Woodhouse.

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.

The popular teen was studying at Vision West Nottinghamshire College and was known as an avid YouTuber with a great sense of humour.

The popular teen was studying at Vision West Nottinghamshire College and was known as an avid YouTuber with a great sense of humour.

“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.

Bikers marked the funeral as the procession passed through Mansfield town centre.

Bikers marked the funeral as the procession passed through Mansfield town centre.

Contact police on 101 quoting incident 930 of February 3.

The funeral was led by a Lamborghini, in honour of Lewis's fascination with engines.

The funeral was led by a Lamborghini, in honour of Lewis's fascination with engines.