Son’s tribute to late father

Jay with his dad Tony earlier this year, shortly before his death
Jay with his dad Tony earlier this year, shortly before his death
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A Sheffield man renovated his prized possesion - an iconic 1985 Kawasaki Ninja Superbike - before donating it to a national stroke charity, in memory of his later father.

Jay McGreneghan, of Norfolk Park, lost his father Tony in April this year following a series of strokes. The bike-lover decided to honour his father by restoring his bike, and donating it to Stroke Association Support to raffle off and raise vital funds.

Nik Brear

Nik Brear

Jay, aged 41, said: “Dad spent 11 years bed-bound following his stroke, but before that he loved all things fast - cars and motorcycles - so this seemed appropriate.”

And Jay had help with the restoration, after Kawasaki Motors UK and GT Motorcycles both volunteered their services, carrying out a complete rebuild in just one week, using parts that had been donated from companies all over the world.

Jay added: “When it was done, I took the bike to the Isle of Man during Practice week at the TT, where TT racer Adam Child completed a tribute lap of the legendary mountain course to my dad before I handed it over to the charity, which meant so much. I can’t thank everyone enough for their help with this tribute to my dad.”