A MOTORBIKE procession is due to move through Weston this weekend to honour a man's last wish.

Chris Hunt, 72, is currently receiving palliative care and treatment for cancer at Weston Hospicecare on Thornbury Road.

Chris, who has been a dedicated biker all his life, brought himself a new Triumph motorbike and helmet in 2023, but only had the chance to ride it once due to his ill health.

He has also been the proud owner of a Harley-Davidson and latterly a BMW.

His last wish is to take part in a motorbike procession, which will be made possible thanks to the local biker community and the hospice.

On Sunday, April 14, over 300 bikers are expected to turn up at Weston Hospicecare to take Chris out on a trike to experience his love of biking and being outdoors.

Chris will be accompanied by his wife Di and several family members.

Chris moved to the hospice in the last few weeks after being cared for by the community nursing team.

John Bailey, director of Patient Services at Weston Hospicecare, said: “We are so happy to be able to make this happen for Chris and his wife Di.

"We always try to make these Magic Moments a reality as they mean so much to our patients and their families who cherish the memories of experiences like this.

“This could not have happened without the support of the biker community in Weston and we are very thankful for their quick action to make this happen.

“If anyone has been touched by Chris’s story please consider making a donation to us however small - 80% of our income relies on public support so every little really does make a difference.”   

The mayor of Weston, Cllr Ciaran Cronnelly, is also expected to be in attendance.

Posting on social media, the mayor said: "Weston Hospicecare are supporting an individual called Chris and before he dies his final wish is to ride on a trike in a procession of bikes around Weston-super-Mare.

"Well done to the community for coming forward and arranging this for Sunday 14th, meeting 10-10.30am at Fins', The Range Car Park."