Bikers rally for emotional ride in memory of 18-year-old who died in crash

The ride of motorbikes and cars in memory of 18-year-old Beth Dove heading from Norwich to Cromer. P

The ride of motorbikes and cars in memory of 18-year-old Beth Dove heading from Norwich to Cromer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

More than 100 motorbike enthusiasts took part in an emotional ride-out in memory of an 18-year-old woman who died in a car crash.

The ride of motorbikes and cars in memory of 18-year-old Beth Dove heading from Norwich to Cromer. P

The ride of motorbikes and cars in memory of 18-year-old Beth Dove heading from Norwich to Cromer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Beth Dove, from Catfield, died in July after the car she was driving hit a tree on the A149 outside Repps with Bastwick.

On Sunday, a number of her friends joined by motorists from around the region came together for the memorial ride.

Beth, 18, from Catfield, enjoyed riding her motorbike with friends in her spare time. Picture: Laura

Beth, 18, from Catfield, enjoyed riding her motorbike with friends in her spare time. Picture: Laura Dove - Credit: Archant

The procession started at Broadland Business Park in Norwich at 11am and ended in Cromer.

Solomon Elfellahi, 20, from Norwich, went on a number of motorbike rides with Beth and helped to organise the event.

The ride of motorbikes and cars in memory of 18-year-old Beth Dove heading from Norwich to Cromer. P

The ride of motorbikes and cars in memory of 18-year-old Beth Dove heading from Norwich to Cromer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

He said: "It was amazing to have so many people turn up.

"Beth was a great girl who loved going out on rides.

Bikers gather for the ride in memory of 18-year-old Beth Dove. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Bikers gather for the ride in memory of 18-year-old Beth Dove. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

"It was only right that we came together for something like this.

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"It was a really special day."

The ride of motorbikes and cars in memory of 18-year-old Beth Dove heading from Norwich to Cromer. P

The ride of motorbikes and cars in memory of 18-year-old Beth Dove heading from Norwich to Cromer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Ms Dove's funeral took place last month and was also followed by a motorbike procession.

Following the 18-year-old's death, her mum, Laura, paid tribute to her "beautiful" and "loving" daughter.

A picture of Beth Dove in the family's car for the ride in her memory. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A picture of Beth Dove in the family's car for the ride in her memory. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

She said: "Beth loved being around younger children and we truly believe one day this would have been the career path she would have taken.

"We will miss her crazy red hair, those big blue eyes and her huge smile that would light up a room."

Beth Dove's mum and dad, Laura and Steve, ready to take part in the memorial ride for Beth from Norw

Beth Dove's mum and dad, Laura and Steve, ready to take part in the memorial ride for Beth from Norwich to Cromer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Ms Dove had a creative passion for photography and spent much of her spare time riding out on her motorbike with friends.

Jack Howson, 19, from Happisburgh, first met Beth on a motorbike ride and had a 'RIP Beth' sticker printed onto his car for the procession.

A picture of Beth Dove on one of the family's bikes, for the ride in her memory. Picture: DENISE BRA

A picture of Beth Dove on one of the family's bikes, for the ride in her memory. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

"Beth was an amazing girl who got on with everybody," he said.

"It was great people from all across Norfolk were able to turn up for the ride.

Beth Dove's family ready to take part in the memorial ride for Beth from Norwich to Cromer. Picture:

Beth Dove's family ready to take part in the memorial ride for Beth from Norwich to Cromer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

"The weather was fantastic which helped as well."

A number of riders who didn't know Beth also took part in the ride.

Biker friends start to gather for the ride in memory of 18-year-old Beth Dove. Picture: DENISE BRADL

Biker friends start to gather for the ride in memory of 18-year-old Beth Dove. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

John Spauls, 71, was one of them. He said: "Although I didn't know Beth, we are all part of the biking community.

"When events like this happen it is important we all come together and support each other.

Friends and organisers of the ride in memory of 18-year-old Beth Dove, Solomon Elfellahi, left, and

Friends and organisers of the ride in memory of 18-year-old Beth Dove, Solomon Elfellahi, left, and Olly Roberts. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

"It was a really enjoyable day."

Jack Howson, friend of 18-year-old Beth Dove, with the message in his car window for the ride in her

Jack Howson, friend of 18-year-old Beth Dove, with the message in his car window for the ride in her memory. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Laura Dove, with her daughter Beth, who died in car crash A149 at Repps With Bastwick. Picture: Laur

Laura Dove, with her daughter Beth, who died in car crash A149 at Repps With Bastwick. Picture: Laura Dove - Credit: Archant