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Wash & glow: Bride whisked to wedding in bathtub sidecar

THIS is the hilarious moment a bride arrived at her wedding in her fiance’s bathtub sidecar.

Alan Iles, 68, and 32-year-old Leanne Clarke tied the knot at a Bristol register office after both roared up to the venue in matching tubs.

The sidecar on Alan’s 1955 BSA Golden Flash motorbike carried his bride, and not to be outdone, he had fashioned a second one so he could pitch up in a lookalike rig.

Don’t soap-ose I can help? Leanne staggers out PICTURES: SWNS

Leanne’s sidecar was the same one her new hubby had used to transport his best friend’s coffin.

For almost 25 years, Alan’s best mate Thomas Collingwood had been his sidekick in the tub attached to his Golden Flash. Alan built it in 1991 as a cheaper alternative to buying a proper sidecar.

When Thomas passed away in 2015, Alan carried his friend’s coffin to the crematorium in the bath.

We scrub up well: Alan taps his bride for a kiss

Alan said after the wedding ceremony: ‘The day couldn’t have gone any better. We somehow managed to dodge the rain, which was the main thing we were worried about.

‘The sidecar’s great. It really turns heads.

‘We do a lot of charity runs, raising money for the hospital and things.

‘It’s a great way to travel.

‘Originally I was thinking of getting a sidecar, but they are really very expensive and there was no way I could afford it.

‘I remember looking out in the garden back in about 1990 and there was an old bath in there, and I remember thinking, “Well that would do”, so I put one together.

‘It’s all completely safe and legal.’