A HUDDERSFIELD pub is holding an auction in memory of a local motorbike fanatic.
The Yorkshire Victoria, at Lockwood Road, Lockwood, will host a Dutch auction of Superbike-related items from 2pm on Sunday.
Some of the bike equipment, including a jacket, shirt and tickets to a race, have been given by Lisa Thornes, a rider with the Vida Superbike team.
All the proceeds will go to a trust for the family of Newsome motorcyclist Darren Mitchell, who was killed at Brands Hatch racing circuit, Kent, in June.
Darren, 31, died in hospital after a pile-up in the opening lap of the National Superstock Championship which also left seven riders injured.
It is thought wet conditions led to him and the other riders crashing at the Pilgrim's Drop part of the course.
Darren started motor sports as a youngster in Elland, following in the footsteps of his father, Robert, who was a road racer.
Robert and wife Kath worked hard to finance the hobby. Darren got his first bike at seven.
He raced in championships as a teenager, cheered on by sisters Josephine, 38, and Stephanie, 36.
In 1991, he won the National Super Teen Championship - despite battling the pain of a broken collarbone.
He gave up in his early 20s and studied business at Huddersfield University, where he met his wife, Jane, 29.
Darren's son Max is less than a year old.
Darren set up his own business, Woodside Fabrication, in Hart Street, Newsome, but returned to racing several years ago.
Yorkshire Victoria landlord Barry Dodsley said: "We want to raise as much as we can to help his family."