Thank you to Rev. Paul Sinclair from Motorcycle Funerals who sent us this blog post.
Journey to Beautiful Speyside
The prospect of chilling wind, heavy rain and at times hail showers did nothing to daunt Christianna Campbell. She rode 123 miles on the pillion seat of our Triumph hearse alongside her dad on his final ride from the Kingskettle Parish Church in Fife to the beautiful and very peaceful Delliefure Natural Burial Ground overlooking the River Spey near Grantown on Spey in the Cairngorms National Park.
Quick checks on how she was doing on the pillion along the way were invariably met with a big smile.
Christianna’s dad Alasdair rode an outfit himself. He was a member of the Federation of Sidecar Clubs so it was very fitting that he was carried in a sidecar and that Christianna, so often his passenger, travelled with him. For her it was an experience she will forever cherish, and to the many people who attended the funeral service to celebrate Alasdair’s life an everlasting and powerful symbol of the bond between a doting daughter and her dad.
Our rider took it as a great compliment when she said before leaving that she would be fine as she was used to riding with someone nice and rounded like him! His daughters now know what is expected of them at some point in the future, and the crossbar has been set very high indeed.
Nobody can deny that Christianna Campbell is a very worthy extraordinary recipient of the Motorcycle Funerals Ltd Rider Award, usually only presented to Funeral Directors on the third occasion they travel on the pillion with us.
Christianna rides alongside her father on the Triumph and sidecar hearse.
The coffin bearers in amongst the Birch tree wood.
Alasdair's father plays his last respects.
Stories and thoughts from Elaine and James.
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