Four-hour bike ride for Damien ‘Dappa’ Taylor

The life of the late Damien ‘Dappa’ Taylor was commemorated this morning with a four-hour bike ride by his riding group Black Knights.

Taylor, who passed on December 29 in a tragic accident along the Errol Barrow section of the ABC Highway and Normal Niles roundabout, was remembered for his jovial and thoughtful personality by the biking fraternity as they visited the crash site where they placed a cross in his memory.

The group also did a biking salute along the stretch to in honour of their deceased comrade.

The bike ride concluded at Taylor’s Durant’s, Christ Church home.

Fabian Reeves who orchestrated the event said that the bike ride was meant to reinvigorate Taylor’s legacy.

“We wanted to remember him by the way he lived and not by the way he died,” said Reeves.

“He lived and he touched all walks of life from music to riding to driving to calypso to crop over, every part of life he was a part of and in some form or way he would have touched persons as he met them wherever he went,” he said.

Reeves said Taylor’s death came as a shock to the community, many of whom are still in disbelief over his passing.

Nevertheless, Reeves expressed he would remember his positive spirit and his endless words of encouragement throughout their seven-year friendship.

“He always encouraged people to keep trying and never give up on their dreams and we just want to remember the person that he was and we want to use him as a tool to push us to the next level,” Reeves added

35 Responses to Four-hour bike ride for Damien ‘Dappa’ Taylor

  1. Ian Walcott
    Ian Walcott January 7, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    These clowns should be riding in single file

    • Georgia Gittens
      Georgia Gittens January 7, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      Until u wear the shoe talk about it.

    • Ros Bray
      Ros Bray January 8, 2018 at 4:15 am

      It’s a tribute ride.

    • Corï Cartier
      Corï Cartier January 8, 2018 at 5:32 am

      Sigh.. TRIBUTE!


      We Will continue to show how closed minded and one track our minds can be..

      • Hewers of wood January 8, 2018 at 7:59 am

        NO!!! because they rode ALL OVER THE ROAD. Stop being selfish thinking.

    • Willz Power
      Willz Power January 8, 2018 at 8:53 am

      Ian, hush up b.

  2. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan January 7, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    The one thing that stands out in this situation is that this young man is not one of the daredevil stunt riders who scare the lights out of other motorists. They live to terrorize the road another day and this life has been lost..let us hope that this brings a change in at least one stunt rider.
    May he rest in peace

  3. Betty charles January 7, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    True ian Walcott ,riding in both lanes not considering other road users

    • Belfast January 8, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      And this is something we witness and have to put up with every Sunday evening going into the night. No wonder Barbados is is deep do do, when many of us are quite willing to give support to rank indiscipline.

  4. milli watt January 7, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    will miss you Damien………………RIP UNTIL!

  5. Nikki Manaj January 7, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    First thing first…the bikers were in that formation specifically for the picture for the paper. Outside of the picture, the riders were in W formation. It is somewhat unbelievable that the group have come out to celebrate the life of a treasured friend and the only thing persons could find to comment about is their road use smh!

  6. Marlon Stewart
    Marlon Stewart January 7, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Which one of these bikers will be next?

    • Katz Marie
      Katz Marie January 8, 2018 at 1:44 am


    • Corï Cartier
      Corï Cartier January 8, 2018 at 5:30 am

      Wow what a comment. Could have keep that negative thinking to yourself.
      Suppose it happens to be someone close to u on the back of one of those bikes! Next?


    • Ezra Hinds
      Ezra Hinds January 8, 2018 at 6:15 am

      What a stupid comment! Which motorist will be next Marlon? Which pedestrian will be next?

    • Rosebud Taitt
      Rosebud Taitt January 8, 2018 at 6:36 am

      You right Marlon them does ride reckless on the road

    • Sharon Taylor
      Sharon Taylor January 8, 2018 at 8:17 am

      My opinion is that postmen rides the worst and I wouldn’t call death on any of them…..

    • Willz Power
      Willz Power January 8, 2018 at 8:52 am

      This man is ah khunt?

      Which car, truck or bus driver will be next?

      You asswhole!!!!!!

    • Mariposa Rosa
      Mariposa Rosa January 8, 2018 at 9:29 am

      Willz Power Dem just talk to air but i hope karma don’t come round to them

    • Olutoye Walrond
      Olutoye Walrond January 8, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Sharon Taylor Postmen ride the worst! And die the least? Something doesn’t compute.

    • Trishane Alleyne
      Trishane Alleyne January 8, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      Thing that got me (ms. Rosebud) yea some do ride reckless but not this one so put that comment under d reckless ones post. As for Marlon tekka it don’t be u name we butt up on in d next article.

  7. Ros Bray
    Ros Bray January 8, 2018 at 4:16 am

    What. A lovely tribute by his friends

  8. seagul January 8, 2018 at 6:57 am

    One respect to the warrior and buffalo soldier.
    to all Dappas…

  9. Willz Power
    Willz Power January 8, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Ian and Marlon Stewart

    Alpine goat of the week award recipients.

    Two ass…………ists

  10. Mariposa Rosa
    Mariposa Rosa January 8, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Marlon Stewart how can someone who suppose to be educated like urself can say something like that. But as the old people does always say book sense int common sense. These same said ppl u asking bout who next have lives just like u, careers just like you, a family just like u. Lets hope ur words don’t work as karma to u or any of ur family members. And to Rosebud Taitt u sound just as stupid as he does. Not everyone rides the same and just like a motor vehicle accident things do happen even if u drive careful. All vehicles are man made remember that. These so called ppl u wishing death on are like family to me and in worst times have always been there. So before u all talk to sound all high and mighty u can take a few pointers from these guys. Now that’s something u both need to learn, having some humanity. #blackknightbikers #ripdappa.

    • Rosebud Taitt
      Rosebud Taitt January 8, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Mariposa Rosa I will tell where to find stupid but I won’t get into nothing on FB wid you won’t stoop that low

    • Mariposa Rosa
      Mariposa Rosa January 8, 2018 at 9:08 am

      Lol your response says it all. Btw I’m not afraid to stoop so when u ready come. My back broad

    • Risa Ndm Rouse
      Risa Ndm Rouse January 8, 2018 at 9:20 am

      Mariposa girllllll I trying to keep out of fb wars for the new year. But them pushing it for real

    • Mariposa Rosa
      Mariposa Rosa January 8, 2018 at 9:25 am

      She int sure. I was trying to be decent

  11. Richard Johnston January 8, 2018 at 9:10 am

    How much precious fuel did they burn in 4 hours?

  12. Tigress January 8, 2018 at 10:06 am

    R.I.P…lil bro… all of you heartless and want to be braves, beware for the light dims on everyone at some time….and to all who positively expressed their condolences thank you.

  13. Sam Clarke January 8, 2018 at 11:30 am

    The problem is that bikers and all users of the roadways, should act responsibly. While we share their pain at their loss, we also must acknowledge, that there is a way to celebrate his life, while not compromising others.

  14. Corï Cartier
    Corï Cartier January 8, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Most, if not all the people in bikers clubs / groups are responsible riders. Hence the reason they join the club and not just free lance on the roads. As u will see, they are correctly attired, they adhere to the law and road safety regulations.
    Just As ppl who like to run, write or drive race cars.
    What’s wrong with being a biker.
    Must you always find something negative to say about everything.
    How about the fact that this guy touched so many lives, did u see the turn out for ‘do it for dappa’.
    How many friends, family and people’s lives he touched?
    Did he seem from all accounts to be a person who was reckless and a menace to society?
    I mean i KNOW y’all GOTTA know that these riders are not the culprits doing stunts and nonsense on our roads>>>> so i am at a lost as to why you choose to act as tho u frigging stupid….

  15. Jah Son Elcock
    Jah Son Elcock January 8, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Should be in souse*

    Fixed it for you


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