The life of the late Damien ‘Dappa’ Taylor was commemorated this morning with a four-hour bike ride by his riding group Black Knights.
Taylor, who passed on December 29 in a tragic accident along the Errol Barrow section of the ABC Highway and Normal Niles roundabout, was remembered for his jovial and thoughtful personality by the biking fraternity as they visited the crash site where they placed a cross in his memory.
The group also did a biking salute along the stretch to in honour of their deceased comrade.
The bike ride concluded at Taylor’s Durant’s, Christ Church home.
Fabian Reeves who orchestrated the event said that the bike ride was meant to reinvigorate Taylor’s legacy.
“We wanted to remember him by the way he lived and not by the way he died,” said Reeves.
“He lived and he touched all walks of life from music to riding to driving to calypso to crop over, every part of life he was a part of and in some form or way he would have touched persons as he met them wherever he went,” he said.
Reeves said Taylor’s death came as a shock to the community, many of whom are still in disbelief over his passing.
Nevertheless, Reeves expressed he would remember his positive spirit and his endless words of encouragement throughout their seven-year friendship.
“He always encouraged people to keep trying and never give up on their dreams and we just want to remember the person that he was and we want to use him as a tool to push us to the next level,” Reeves added