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Bikers asked to join funeral cortege for former marine

Mark Fincham. Credit: Family photo.

The family of a former marine killed in a motorbike race last weekend have asked bikers to join his funeral cortege through West Norfolk.

Mark Fincham, whose left leg was amputated in 2007, competed with the True Heroes Racing team of injured servicemen.

He died in a crash at Thruxton circuit in Hampshire last Sunday after crash with a teammate.

His family released a tribute to their "totally amazing son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and boyfriend", saying their world had fallen apart.

Mark Fincham. Credit: True Heroes Racing / Facebook.

They have now released details of Mr Fincham's funeral - which will take place on August 21st in King's Lynn - and asked fellow motorcycle enthusiasts to help give him a fitting send-off.

A post on the True Heroes Racing Facebook page said:

"Motorcycle racing was Mark’s passion and the family have expressly asked that Mark and the funeral cortege be escorted to the church, and onwards after the service, to the cemetery by as many bikes as possible. Please help us fulfil this wish."

– True Heroes Racing.

More than a thousand pounds has so far been raised for the Royal Marine's Rehabilitation Unit in memory of Mr Fincham.

The 37-year-old was supported by Hasler Company following his road crash in 2007 that led to the amputation of his left leg.

He had previously raised money for the charity to say thank you.

"Mark was always extremely grateful of the support he received from Halser Company and had previously completed a sponsored run, as an amputee, to raise funds for them."

– True Heroes Racing.

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