A CHARITY ride from Mansfield to Skegness is taking place to raise funds in memory of a dad-of-two tragically killed in a crash on the A617.
Keron Daws (28) died on May 5th last year after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a Nissan Micra near Rainworth.
Friends and family have now arranged a ride from Bailey Crescent in Mansfield to Skegness on the first anniversary of his death.
Funds are being raised for the National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD), which helps injured and disabled bikers ride again.
Keron’s mum Jean hopes the ride will become and annual event to ensure her son’s memory lives on through something positive.
She said: “We want to raise as much money as we can and make it a good day. We want to make sure he’s not forgotten.
“We hope to run it every year. Hopefully as the years go by it will get easier.”
There will also be a raffle at the event with prizes being donated by local businesses.
Keron was a member of the Mansfield Amateur Boxing Club.
Friend David Johnstone said: “All vehicles are welcome bikes, cars, vans to remember a top lad and a great friend.
“Keron was a loving father, a caring son, a great brother and uncle and an inspiration to all that knew him that’s why we’ve arranged this ride so every year we can get together to remember the legend who was Keron ‘knockout king’ Daws.”
To make donations call David on 07585 891774. The ride starts at 10am.