A memorial bike ride is being held in memory of a young Barnstaple motorcyclist killed by a drug driver three years ago.
Bikers are being urged to gather in honour of Aiden Platt on Sunday, June 3, for the ride from Barnstaple to Bude.
There will be a collection on the day, and all funds raised will be donated to the British Bikers Relief Foundation, a charity Aiden was a supporter of.
Aiden’s family will be following in cars so they can join in the tribute to Aiden’s memory.
The 20-year-old was riding his motorcycle at Barnhenge roundabout when he was hit by a car and collided with a lamppost on August 2, 2015.
He died at the scene and later Laura Ward, from Fleet, Hampshire, pleaded guilty to causing Aiden’s death by driving while she had cannabis, diazepam and amphetamines in her system.
Ward received a suspended prison sentence for causing Aiden’s death, something that sparked outrage from the biking community and was slammed by police involved in the case.
Aiden’s mum Mandy said: “This is such a wonderful, thoughtful gesture by the biking community.
“Most bereaved parents fear that their child will just be somehow forgotten and not spoken about, but the biking community of North Devon seems to understand this and are so keen to keep Aiden’s name alive and out there.
“Aiden was taken in a cruel and violent way, and because someone was selfish enough to drive after taking drugs, Aiden lost his life.
“My hope is that this ride isn’t just a ride but is a message to people to please look out for bikes on our roads.
“On those bikes are someone’s son or daughter. Too many of them are taken from us in needless accidents.”
North Devon bikers Emma Griffiths, Gord and Pammie Douglas, Martin Fettis and Benjy Reed first organised a ride-out for Aiden after Ward received her suspended prison sentence, in protest at the lenient sentencing.
Despite enlisting the help of North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones, contacting the Prime Minister and writing to the Attorney General, Aiden’s family were never able to appeal the sentence.
Anyone who wishes to take part in the memorial ride for Aiden can meet at the North Devon Leisure Centre car park to leave at 11am, riding out to Widemouth Bay in Bude.