A new world record for the fastest motorcycle hearse has been set. The Reverend Paul Sinclair, 46, of Heather in Leicestershire, set a new record of 117.6mph on his Suzuki Hayabusa powered sidecar hearse at Elvington Airfield.
The previous record of 114.1mph was held by the Reverend Ray Bidiss, on his Triumph Rocket powered sidecar hearse.
The Rev. Sinclair believes he can top his own record. He said: “I was a bit apprehensive about the reception I’d get from the other riders as I’ve arranged funerals services for many of their late friends. That’s why I turned up in the same smart, black clothes I’d wear for a service. Next time I’m going to wear my leathers, which are a lot more streamlined, next time. I’m confident I can top 120mph, no problem.”