Swathes of Putney and Fulham brought to standstill by huge biker procession

Source: Evening Standard

Large parts of south-west London were brought to a standstill on Monday when a huge procession of bikers gathered for the funeral of a father-of-three killed in a crash in Chelsea.

Tommy McEniry died on January 26 after he was knocked down by a car in King’s Road while riding a moped to an appointment at Guy’s Hospital.

Paramedics battled to save the 31-year-old but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Monday afternoon a procession of bikers brought swathes of Putney and Fulham to a standstill as hundreds of mourners took to the roads from about 2pm.
Motorists reported traffic chaos in the Putney Bridge and Putney High Street areas, while the bikers were also spotted outside Fulham Broadway.

 

Jim Semple said on Twitter: “Well for a few extraordinary minutes, Fulham Broadway turned into the Bikers Wild West!.”

Well for a few extraordinary minutes, Fulham Broadway turned into the Bikers Wild West
— Jim Semple (@Jim_ThinkBIG) February 13, 2017
Sophie Rose added: “All the motorbikes at Fulham Broadway just really scared me! What is going on??”

Becky Pinner said: “Ok it caused traffic chaos in putney but I respect all the bikers who supported the biker who died.”


Mr McEniry’s funeral took place at All Saints’ Church in Putney Common and Putney Vale Cemetery.

He was described as a “hardworking family man” by his partner of 11 years Jade Coulson, 27.

The couple lived in Parsons Green and had three children together Harley, nine, Brooke, five, and Tommie, one.

Miss Coulson told the Standard: “Tommy was amazing. He would literally help anybody.

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“He was always there with a helping hand. He was a family man and did everything for his children. He was so hard-working.

“On the weekends he was the most amazing family man – he always took the children out.

“I had to tell the children because lots of people were talking about it and I didn’t want them to hear it from anyone else so I told them on the day it happened.

“They idolised him. I can’t even describe what my heart feels like. He will never be forgotten. He was a very good man and meant the world to us.”

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Swathes of Putney and Fulham brought to standstill by huge biker procession