Funeral for Superstock rider Ben Gautrey

Ben Gautrey
Image caption Mourners at St Cuthbert's Church were asked to wear Ben's team colours of green and orange

The funeral of an 18-year-old rider who died at the British Superstock Championships has taken place.

Ben Gautrey, from Southport, died in a fall during the Metzeler National Superstock 600 race at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire, on 29 August.

A PA system at St Cuthbert's Church, Churchtown, relayed the service which was attended by hundreds of friends and fellow bikers, his family said.

Ben's uncle, Chris Jones, said: " I have never seen a funeral like it."

Race organisers described Ben's death as a "tragic and freak accident".

British Superbike Series director Stuart Higgs said Ben was a "super young guy" who showed "plenty of promise".

Police and health and safety officials have started investigations into the death.

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