A BIKE ride in memory of a motorcyclist who died after a crash is to take place tomorrow.

The family of Alan Jennings have asked bikers to join in 'Alan Jennings' last ride' and escort the funeral procession.

The 51-year-old, from Weir, died after he crashed into a Vauxhall Vivaro van while riding his Yamaha motorbike in Burnley Road, near his village, on Saturday February 23.

He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital with serious injuries but died later that day.

The driver of the Vauxhall, a 34-‎year-old man from Rochdale, was not injured.

The ride will start at Mr Jennings' business, Jennings Race Products Ltd at the Vine Mill, Brookside Street in Oswaldtwistle at 9am.

It will travel through Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Waterfoot, before passing the church where Mr Jennings and his wife, Bernadette, got married and onto Bacup and Weir to pass their family home and a stop off at where he died.

From there the procession will go onto Burnley Crematorium.

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Paying tribute, Mrs Jennings' described her husband as someone who lived for his family and his love of motorbikes.

Mr Jennings' family have asked for donations to be made to the North West Ambulance Service as a thank you for the treatment paramedics gave him after his crash.

He leaves behind four sons and three grandchildren.