Bikers give a belated proper send-off to good friend Zef

‘LIVE life to the max’ was the spirit of a bikers’ ride out yesterday to celebrate the life of their friend Zef Eisenberg.

Mr Eisenberg died 10 months ago while attempting to break a British land speed record at an airfield in the UK.

Due to the lockdowns, the bikers were not able to give him a proper send-off. That was put right when about 100 motorcyclists turned out.

They started off at Portelet kiosk, headed north, and ended up at the White Rock Cafe.

The ride-out ended at the White Rock Cafe. (Picture by Cassidy Jones, 29824415)

Lee Corbet, from the Widows’ Sons Bikers Association, said that Zef was a great friend to many.

‘One of his expressions was “max your life”, and when you lose somebody so young like that it reminds you to get on with life, do it, enjoy it, and do the best you can to enjoy everything you do. That’s the sort of message he leaves behind, to just go for it,’ he said.

‘He was just a normal person, but he had an enormous zest for doing things and getting thing done, and enjoying life and living it to the max.

‘He was passionate about bikes, obviously, as we all are, he was just normal chap.’

Only 30 people were allowed to attend Mr Eisenberg’s funeral last year because of Covid restrictions, and Mr Corbet said they wanted the chance to say goodbye properly, but in a way that was celebratory and joyful.

Zef Eisenberg, who died attempting a speed record, was ‘just a normal person, but he had an enormous zest for doing things’. (4417967)

‘He loved this culture, he would have been here if he could have, and for sure he was with us in spirit.

‘He used to go out on a Sunday morning, come to the White Rock Cafe for breakfast, go off and meet the boys at Patois for a second breakfast, and go somewhere else for the third breakfast, and basically just enjoy our day out on the bikes.

‘Bikers have got a great cafe culture, a cup of tea and a slice of cake is what it’s all about.’

In memory of Mr Eisenberg, a collection was taken for the charity Grow, and Eddie Higgins, the manager of the charity, said the riders were always very generous.

‘The Widows’ Sons have been supporting us for the last couple of years and it’s greatly appreciated. With our redevelopment we need all the support we can get from the community.’

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