Obituary Biker rides into sunset

2016-12-15 06:02
Clifton Colyn who died recently.

Clifton Colyn who died recently.

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VICE President of the motorcycle club The Kin, South Coast Chapter, Clifton “Shmeecal” Colyn, was laid to rest recently after battling an illness. Bikers from various clubs took part in a mass ride and funeral service in Margate where they paid their last respects.

Petra Bikers Fellowship secretary Char Inglethorpe-Brown said for a number of years, Colyn was a respected and much-loved member of the motorcycling fraternity.

“As we said our goodbyes to Cliffy, most of the bikers revved the bikers anthem with their bikes and others held up their helmets in respect and remembrance of a fallen biker,” said Inglethorpe-Brown.

Colyn had previously lost a leg in an accident and after more than a year of unsuccessful medical treatment his leg was amputated and fitted with a prosthesis.

His love for biking had him back on his bike to participate in several events with fellow bikers.

“What is a biker, people ask? We are not hooligans on two wheels who make a lot of noise. Real bikers are all members of a kinship with no concern for status or wealth.

Somehow, this two-wheeled piece of steel has become a catalyst for bringing out realness in people. Cliffy was a real biker and is going to be sorely missed,” said Inglethorpe-Brown.

South Coast Bikers extended their condolences to his partner Tanya Penderis, the family members and to his club. - Supplied.

Bikers from various clubs took part in a mass ride and funeral service in Margate where they paid their last respects.

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