A SPECIAL memorial service for motorcycle racer Craig Jones is to be held in Northwich.
“A lot of people want to feel they have paid their respects to him,” said mum Yvonne, 48.
Outstanding prospect Craig, 23, was killed in an accident at Brands Hatch while competing in the World Supersport Championship on July 27.
His funeral and cremation will take place in Peterborough on Monday followed by a memorial service at Northwich Parish Church on a date yet to be confirmed.
Craig was flown from the Kent racing circuit to the Royal London Hospital by the Air Ambulance and the family are receiving donations in his memory for the service.
The former hartford High pupil and Mid Cheshire College student never regained consciousness.
He moved to Peterborough to live with his girlfriend, Karen Atkins, 33, and her two children five years ago. They were expected to get married.
She said: “Craig was charming, witty and fantastic. He was everything to me. He was my world.
“I have got nine-year-old boy and girl twins, Frankie and Jordan, and he was perfect with them.
“I loved him to bits.”
Craig came off his Honda 600cc bike at 120 mph and was hit by third placed rider Andrew Pitt.
Steve Jones, Craig’s dad, said: “I did not see the accident and will never watch it.
“But Andrew says he feels some people are blaming him and that is ludicrous. I have told him we don’t hold him responsible.”
Motor cycle racing is planning its own tribute to Craig at the next round of the World Superbikes, at Donington Park, Derby, on September 7.