DOZENS of bikers will today pay tribute to a much-loved motorcyclist who died in a collision in Southampton.

Motorcyclists will meet the hearse of Steve Dawson outside the Stile Inn pub in Shirley Road at around 11am this morning.

They will follow the funeral procession to Southampton Crematorium’s east chapel for his service at 11.45am.

Mr Dawson, 55, died when the blue Kawasaki motorcycle he was riding collided with a grey Vauxhall Astra in Shirley Road on May 30.