Hundreds to ride in honour of the late Johnny Danger

  • 27/04/2018
The photo on the Johnny Danger Memorial Meet Facebook page.
The photo on the Johnny Danger Memorial Meet Facebook page. Photo credit: Facebook

Police will be monitoring a memorial ride in Auckland in tribute to Kiwi social media star Johnny Danger.

Hundreds are expected to take part on Friday to honour the memory of the amateur stuntman and Instagram comedian.

The convoy will trace the final journey of Danger, born Johnny Bennett, who died in a motorcycle crash on Wednesday.

"Police have been in discussions with the organisers of the event and we will be monitoring this event to ensure the safety of those taking part and of other traffic in the area at the time," Insp Trevor Beggs told Newshub.

"Police ask anyone taking part to make sure they drive in a safe manner and with consideration for others."

More than 500 people are planning to go according to the event's Facebook page, which says "an inspiration to many swiggers across the country has sadly passed away".

"So, this Friday night we're cruising up to Dairy Flat to park up and share a swig in loving memory of the man himself, Johnny Danger."

Fans on motorbikes and in cars will meet on Quay St then ride and drive to Dairy Flat, to the scene of the crash.