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  • toss
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    GUTTED. 🙁

    I met him just the once a few years ago on a STW ride round Rivvy – yet I remember him very well indeed. What a lovely guy he was…. Awesome rider too. I remember him riding UP Great Hill (& you just don’t even attempt THAT!).
    Its a sad day indeed. Condolences to his Family and Friends….

    T

    Premier Icon ton
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    a truly fantastic bloke, and a utter gent to boot.
    one of the nicest, most understanding and generous blokes i have had to privilege to meet and ride with.

    RIP Deejay.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Awesome rider too. I remember him riding UP Great Hill

    I was riding along side him, chatting away, just riding the trail ahead of us, blissfully unaware we’d gone the wrong way, got to the end of the slabs turned around to see everyone about a mile back waving us to come back, oops – and me a local 🙄

    jate
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    Dave was a real inspiration to all who rode with him.
    Was supposed to be riding with him yesterday, doing a route we’d been eyeing up for 6 months. We postponed as he didn’t want to take any risks with his treatment. Difficult to accept that now we never will do it together.
    RIP Dave

    Junkyard
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    Steve, I know its early days, but could you let us know about the funeral as I would like to pay my respects, unless its family only.

    Cheers

    THIS as well or at least contribute to something for the funeral from us all

    fatgit
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    Hi
    I’ll post up when I know more.
    Obviously it’ll depend on what the family want
    Thanks
    Steve

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I hope no one minds but this is from a recent thread and posted by the man himself.


    Panda by Dee P Jay, on Flickr

    Jellybaby
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    Still cannot believe …just cannot believe it

    Its going to take a long time for this to sink in. I’m devastated and would give anything for one last pasting up a huge hill to look up and see Dave fully rested, casually taking photos of the view and of my gurning face as i grind to a hault beside him. To add insult to my pain Dave then in his late 40s would ask me ,in my mid 20s, if i was ok to carry on 😯 …”Of course” i would gasp through gritted teeth. The thought of a hot brew and cakes at the end was always reward enough to go through any pain on one of his epics. I always said i would like to be like him when i grow up, a true inspiration. I have no doubt in my mind this master in the art of mountain biking is up there pedaling away. RIP Dave, i will miss you x

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    Didn’t think I had met DeeJay, but he looks mighty familiar in those photographs – must have crossed paths a couple of times over the years (given I am in the Lakes this would seem likely).

    Always enjoyed his posting and pictures though,

    RIP Sir.

    tinribz
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    Really sad, seemed a top bloke.

    Premier Icon clareymorris
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    I just love this one of Dee Jay…….taken on one of the STW northern rides in 2010.

    RIP 🙁

    singlecrack
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    Sad sad news RIP Dave

    Premier Icon simmy
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    I’ve not been on here long but Dave sounded like a top guy.

    RIP and I will try to get on the ride.

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    Sleep tight dave, and God bless.

    We Will all miss you. A true gent if ever there was one.

    izakimak
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    A very sad day.
    I don’t mind saying that i shed a tear earlier this morning after i saw Lowey’s picture’s. I was lucky enough to ride with him on quite a few occasions. He had an encylopedic knowledge of northern trails a bit like a talking os map, an ability to ride up and down hills with great ease and finesse, the eye to take a great picture, and the generosity to share his knowledge with others.

    RIP Deejay
    Gone but not forgotten.

    I’ve been pretty sad all day since I heard & as I said I only met Dave once. What does that say about him?

    Happy day here….


    Reeth ride 14.07.12 002 by jimmyg352, on Flickr

    Dunno who that big lad is next to Dave though!!

    jameston
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    I had the privilege of meeting him on a few rides with the northen chapter and he was a thoroughly nice chap and an excellent rider. RIP!!!
    Jamie.

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    barnybiker
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    Everything everyone has said about Dave is so true. Steve, your words are perfect. I have been privileged to count Dave as my friend and ride with him for over 20 years. I still can’t believe what has happened. I will miss him terribly. Andrea.

    jock-muttley
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    bad ju ju 🙁

    stayhigh
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    RIP Deejay, thoughts are with your family.

    Omar Little
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    Sad news, RIP

    wagenwheel
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    RIP Dave…..

    Friday night rides won’t be the same. 😥

    clarkpm4242
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    Desparately sad.

    RIP Dave.

    Trampus
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    RIP, Deejay. 🙁

    casper33
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    With sadness i post the funeral details for Dave’s last ride…

    JOHNSON, Dave

    David, aged 56 years, suddenly at home on April 21 of The Headlands, Darlington. Much loved husband of Sue, loving dad of Helen and Kathryn, future father-in-law of James Logan, beloved son of Margaret and Derek Johnson, dear brother of Andrea and will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends. Funeral Monday, 29 April. Would friends please meet for service in All Saints Church, Blackwell at 10.45am followed by cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired may be sent for the Great North Air Ambulance Service c/o Whitehouse Funeral Service. 11 West Auckland Road, Darlington.

    I have ridden with Dave for lots of years, he has been a true friend and an immense inspiration to me. Monday is going to be such a hard day for me as Dave’s friend and the funeral director who conducts his funeral.

    casper33
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    We have decided to ride our bikes from the Church to the crematorium (approx 5-10mins)behind the hearse. Everyone is most welcome to take part. In life he was always in front of us on rides and on monday he will once again.

    Funeral details and pictures

    nbt
    Member

    wrote:

    With sadness i post the funeral details for Dave’s last ride…

    Thanks for sharing the details. I won’t be able to make it but will have a quiet moment of reflection in one of the meeting rooms at work

    wrote:

    Donations if desired may be sent for the Great North Air Ambulance Service c/o Whitehouse Funeral Service. 11 West Auckland Road, Darlington.

    Worth sharing that bit again. DeeJay would have appreciated that

    Premier Icon lowey
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    We have decided to ride our bikes from the Church to the crematorium (approx 5-10mins)behind the hearse.

    What a great idea! Depending on how many I’m bringing in my car I’ll see if I can get the bikes in.

    jools182
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    RIP Dave 🙁

    mrsflash
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    So very sad to hear this news. Like many of you on here I met Dave on some STW northern chapter rides and he was, as everyone else has said, a great ride and all round lovely bloke. He will be very much missed.

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    casper33 – do you have a postcode for the ‘donations’ address please?

    Premier Icon miketually
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    do you have a postcode for the ‘donations’ address please?

    DL3 9EJ

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    Just found out today. Only got to know him recently and he was a real nice bloke, always up for a chat and banter. He’ll be sorely missed. RIP.

    Premier Icon CHB
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    Sad news. RIP.

    Premier Icon senor j
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    Very sad , condolences to family and friends.

    muddy247
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    Very sad news, I hadn’t ridden with Deejay but had seen him around Swaledale regularly.
    Our thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP

    mashiehood
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    RIP, enjoy the trails in heaven

    Premier Icon Trekster
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    May I add my condolences to his family and friends.

    I was due to ride with him and his mates who had already cancelled an earlier visit due to the snow.

    samuri
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    What a terrible piece of news. I only met Dave once (I think), and very briefly.

    Rest in Piece.

    tails
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    That’s too young to be leaving his family, sounds like a nice person which is a very rare thing these days. I hope monday goes as well as it can for his family an friends.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    There’s a nice tribute to deejay in the local paper.

    Dispite living in the same town and riding in the same places, I don’t think I ever met Deejay, but my wife has as he investigated the theft of my bike after it was stolen a couple of years ago. Really regretting missing out on a couple of chances of riding with him in Swaledale.

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