The tragic death of road racing star Trevor Ferguson has touched the entire biking fraternity and left a community in shock, mourners at his funeral have heard.
Famous faces from the world of motorsport were among the hundreds of people who packed Castlecaulfield Presbyterian Church to pay their final respects to the 48-year-old.
Trevor was killed in a crash at the Isle of Man Grand Prix last Wednesday. He was an uncle of Ryan Farquhar, one of the biggest names in road racing, who has retired from the sport in the wake of the death.
Yesterday Mr Farquhar joined Trevor’s grief-stricken relatives — including his wife Doris and children Aimee, Jane and Danny — for the moving service.
The Rev David Brown, himself a biking enthusiast, said: “This family, this district, the motorbike fraternity and this village will be the poorer for the passing of Trevor Ferguson.”
The family minister said Trevor had died doing what he loved. “How appropriate it was that all the family were there watching Trevor racing number one on the TT course,” added the Rev Brown.
“This could have been a fulfilment of his dream to stand on the podium at the Manx, but sadly it was not to be.”