23rd Feb, 2020

Hundreds of motorbikes roar through Leamington in memory of bike-loving toddler

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Catherine Thompson 23rd Jan, 2020 Updated: 24th Jan, 2020

A PROCESSION of motorbikes roared its way through Leamington in memory of a bike-loving toddler.

Hundreds of bikers, from across the country, came together to pay tribute to three-year-old Romeo Teixeira who died last month following a battle with a brain tumour.

The three-year-old shared his dad Leandro’s love of motorbikes and liked to help him fix them.

To honour the tot, Romeo’s parents set up an event titled ‘Romeo’s Funeral Ride’ on Facebook. In a touching plea Leandro posted: “I want the sound of bikes loud enough for the heavens to hear.”

And the message has reached bikers far and wide.

The procession made its way around the town following Romeo’s funeral service which was held at St Mary’s Church. Romeo’s coffin was even carried by a motorcycle hearse.

Midlands Motorbikers club founder James Ricardo heard about the event on social media and put the word out to fellow bikers.

He told the BBC: “Without hesitation a lot of us clubbed together straight away and said absolutely, we’ll do it. What a send off!”

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