Watch motorbikes roar in touching tribute to Daley Mathison following tragic death at Isle of Man TT Races

Dozens of motorcyclists descended on Murton to join Daley Mathison on his ‘last ride’ as they paid tribute with a ‘rev of respect’.

Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 2:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 7:27 pm

Pals of the much-loved motorcyclist gathered in his home village where they joined the funeral procession to Stockton yesterday.

Friends and family lined Church Lane where dozens of bikers gathered to show their support for the grieving family.

Roars of engines echoed through the village as motorcyclists carried out a “rev of respect”.

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Friends and family lined the streets.

The 27-year-old, who attended St Joseph’s RC Primary in Murton before going on to Easington Academy in Easington Village, died earlier this month on the third lap of the course.

The experienced competitor said as a youngster it was his dream to take part in the event and had entered several times before.

His fastest lap of the Mountain Course was recorded at 128.054mph in last year’s Superstock race, making him the 34th fastest rider of all time.

Daley’s schoolfriend and fellow bike enthusiast Alan Honnor said he moved from Murton to Stockton four years ago to live with his wife Natalie. The couple have a daughter called Daisy.

Funeral of Daley Mathison motorbike procession through Murton

His death has left his family devastated.

Alan, 28, said: “He was a character and he would do anything for everyone, he would always be there to help you. I found out what had happened when my dad phoned me. I just didn’t know what to say.

“He loved life, he was the best, and that’s how I’ll remember him.”

Motorbikers held a 'rev of respect' for Daley
Daley Mathison died whilst racing in the Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT 2019.
Funeral of Daley Mathison motorbike procession through Murton