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May 2004
Bike legend laid to rest

Len Vale-Onslow's funeral
The cavalcade at Len Vale-Onslow's funeral

The funeral of motorcycle legend Len Vale-Onslow took place in Birmingham on Friday 7th May 2004.
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Hundreds of bike fans paid tribute to one of the most well known figures in the British motorcycle industry who died last month at the age of 103.

Len Vale-Onslow's funeral took place at St Agatha Church in Sparkbrook, a short ride away from his shop on Stratford Road. Hundreds of people gathered outside the store at noon to pay their respects to the biking legend.

The funeral parade then proceeded down Stratford Road, stopping traffic for several minutes as a cavalcade of over 100 bikes followed behind.

The bikers parked up outside the church, leaving rows of bikes stretching down the pavement as they filed inside for the service at 12:30.

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