Friends pay tribute to killed motorcyclist

Memorial plaque to motorcyclist Stephen Whitehead unveiled by his widow Helen and their family.

Memorial plaque to motorcyclist Stephen Whitehead unveiled by his widow Helen and their family. - Credit: Archant

A MOTORCYLCIST, who was killed after being hit by a car, has had his life commemorated at a special memorial ceremony this week.

Memorial plaque to motorcyclist Stephen Whitehead.

Memorial plaque to motorcyclist Stephen Whitehead. - Credit: Archant

Friends and family of Stephen Whitehead gathered at Weston’s motorcycle park off Oxford Street on Thursday night, as a plaque was unveiled in his memory.

Memorial plaque to motorcyclist Stephen Whitehead.

Memorial plaque to motorcyclist Stephen Whitehead. - Credit: Archant

Flowers were laid at his favourite parking spot to coincide with the first Weston Bike Night of 2013.

The plaque was paid for by Mr Whitehead’s former employers, Disney Flooring Ltd.

The 56-year-old died in hospital on September 19, more than three weeks after suffering a severe neck injury in a crash in Locking Moor Road.


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His widow Helen said he was a ‘very kind man’ and a great husband, father and grandfather.

Since his death Helen and her four children have raised £800 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance after it helped Mr Whitehead in the aftermath of the accident.

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