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Bikers Gather To Mourn Founder's Death

More than 1,000 British Hell’s Angels have paid their respects to the founder of their group, who helped organise the annual Bulldog Bash near Stratford.

Ian “Maz” Harris was killed in a motorcycle accident on 31 May.

He had been a founder and spokesman for the British Hell’s Angels and organised the annual motorbike convention held at Long Marston, near Stratford.

He also studied at the University of Warwick and achieved a doctorate in philosophy with a thesis entitled Myth and Reality in the Motorcycle Sub Culture.

Around 1,000 bikers, some of whom came from the United States and Germany, formed a three-mile cortege, following the hearse on its way to the church at Crayford in Kent where the service was held.

The procession travelled at 20mph along the A2.  At times it filled all three lanes of the road and took five minutes to pass.

The service, which included Dr Harris's favourite music rather than hymns, began with Riders on the Storm by The Doors.

There were also prayers, a reading of the 23rd Psalm, followed by Bird on a Wire by Leonard Cohen and a recorded reading of Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood.

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