Bikers to honour friend who ‘rode until the end’ in funeral escort through Lincoln

The sound of more than 70 roaring bikes will fill the centre of Lincoln tomorrow for a memorial ride in honour of much-loved biker Timothy Beecham.

Timothy was an avid motorcyclist who had many friends and spent his days travelling with partner of almost 17 years, Dawn Fowles.

Timothy sadly passed away on September 30 at the age of 40 from a chest infection, following a 10-year long battle with cancer.

Local bikers will start their escort from Timothy’s home on Keats Close at around 11.50am on Thursday, October 20 for the service at Lincoln Crematorium at 12.30pm.

They’ll have a police escort along Lindum Hill, Pelham Bridge and Canwick Hill.

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Some 70 bikers will ride though the city in his memory.

Timothy also had two children, Josh, 22 and Lauren, 20 and worked on the railway in his younger days.

After initially being diagnosed with bowel cancer 10 years ago, Timothy was then diagnosed with lung cancer and finally brain cancer in June.

His partner Dawn told The Lincolnite: “He would always put himself out for anybody, he was that type of person.

“There was one time another biker was cold so he gave them his jumper and told him to keep it so he didn’t get cold on his way home.

“The was nobody that didn’t like him.

“While he was going through cancer he didn’t moan once. He would meet up with bikers at Willingham Woods and a lot of them didn’t know he was ill because he never complained.

“It was the biking that kept him going. He was such a popular and lovely man.”

Dawn is planning on providing a collection for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, which she says is a charity which bikers rely on when travelling.