Bikers’ tribute to a sunshine guy’
A PROCESSION of 300 motorbikes is expected to line the streets of the Great Whyte in Ramsey today (Wednesday) to pay tribute to a popular motorcycle enthusiast. Malcolm Anderson – Malc to his friends – died on August 21 after his silver Kawasaki bike was
A PROCESSION of 300 motorbikes is expected to line the streets of the Great Whyte in Ramsey today (Wednesday) to pay tribute to a popular motorcycle enthusiast.
Malcolm Anderson - Malc to his friends - died on August 21 after his silver Kawasaki bike was in collision with a VW Passat near the Windmill pub in Somersham.
His mother Pat Parker said: "No one could have wished for a better son, brother or friend. You couldn't fault him - he would do anything for anybody and he didn't have a bad bone in his body. He brought the sunshine in with him and he was always smiling."
Malcolm, 39, worked at Cambridge Motorcycles, but his passion for motorbikes developed at a very young age. When he was just four he converted his Chopper into a motorbike by fixing on an exhaust pipe.
"I remember he used to like helping his father Alf fix up old motorbikes on the front lawn of the family home in Poplar Close," said Pat. "Motorbikes had always been his passion.
"He died riding his motorbike and he would have been okay with that."
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Malcolm also enjoyed sailing on the Ouse on his narrow boat with his fiancée Tracy.
Malcolm, who lived in Taverners Drive, Ramsey, had planned to marry Tracy next spring and move to France with her.
"He had always dreamt of moving abroad with Tracy and getting a yacht," his mother added.
"Last year he passed his skipper course and he was going to start French classes. He couldn't be pinned down, he wanted his freedom and he wanted to share that with Tracy in France."
His sister Jan Knight, 41, of Nene Road, Huntingdon, said: "He was one of the last good guys.
"He was so gentle and he just accepted people for who they were, he never judged anyone. He was an exceptional person."
Paul Morrow for whom Malcolm was best man at his wedding, said: "He was a real wild card but it suited him. He had the heart of two people and once you met him you were hooked. He will be greatly missed."
Malcolm's funeral is being held at 2.15pm today (Wednesday) at Cambridge Crematorium. A procession of bikers is set to leave the fish and chip shop just off School Lane in Ramsey at 1pm and make their way along the Great Whyte.
INFORMATION: Malcolm's motorbike was in collision with a green VW Passat at 8.10am at the junction of the B1086 and B1089. Anyone with information should contact Cambridgeshire Police on 0845 4564564.