Tributes were paid to a father of three from Hull and legendary biker after his sudden death.
Steve Croshaw, owner of Spares Unlimited Motorbikes on Hessle Road, tragically died on December 1, after suffering a heart attack while at home with his wife Rebeka.
Steve, who has three children Becky, 35, John, 33, and Abi, 18, was highly respected in the Hull cycling community because of his experience and knowledge, with customers often coming to the store just to ask him questions.
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In a Facebook post, Rebeka said: âIt is heartbroken that I have to tell you that Steve passed away in the early hours of this morning with me and his children by his side.
“I know many of you loved him very much and that he will desperately miss him. I am keeping the business open with the help of my amazing team and the support of so many others and there are bound to be some. bumps in the road but we’ll tap into Steve’s strength and move on. “
Steve’s friends and clients rushed to pay their respects.
One person said: “Will you tear up the absolute legend of a man! Thoughts and love are with you right away, if there is anything I can do to help you just say the Word! Steve was a true friend in the biker community and he will be sorely missed! Heaven has won an epic angel in you Big Steve. “
Another said: “I am so sorry to hear about your loss, he was a really honest guy. I send all my good thoughts and prayers.!
âRIP Steve, the heavens have earned another star to shine on tonight,â said another friend.
A Hull dad who “lived and breathed motorcycles” will receive an appropriate shipment next week as dozens of motorcyclists have scheduled an escort for his final trip.
In homage to Steve, who “has been tampering with bikes since he was 12” and has been described as a “gas freak”, a special bicycle escort will accompany his funeral procession.
Steve’s funeral will be held at the Haltemprice Crematorium on Tuesday, December 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Mourners are also invited to arrive by bicycle.
Rebeka said: âHe’s been in the industry his entire life – he worked there for 40 years.
âAfter buying Spares Unlimited together, everyone was used to seeing it, so losing it will be a big shock to the community.
âHe lived and breathed motorcycles.
A motorbike escort will accompany the funeral procession of the Rudstones funeral directors in Hessle at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, to the crematorium.
The family did not ask for any flowers and asked for donations to be made to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance which Steve supported.
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