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.Posted 4 years agosmogmonsterSubscriber
Whoh, shocking news. I only met him once, on a ride up Fremington a few years back..and frankly he rode the legs off me…and to top it off he knew the trails up there better than I did, despite my living there for years! A really friendly guy who obviously had a huge passion for biking. Commiserations to all his friends and family.RIP.Posted 4 years agomkitsonMember
I always imagined Dave would be still mountain biking at 80. He introduced me to loads of routes in the Dales and like everyone else I had to work hard to keep up despite being 10 years younger. I never once heard him grumble or snipe about anything or anyone. He was one of a kind.Posted 4 years ago
Only 2 months ago we were exchanging emails on the merits of 29ers as he enthused about his new Trek. It’s still hard to believe he has gone.
Simon’s put a nice set of photos of Dave on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bearpark/sets/72157633363465821/Posted 4 years agoloweySubscriber
That was a very moving funeral for the nicest bloke you could ever meet. You guys riding behind the hearse was just such a fantastic touch.
The hundreds of people there paid testament to just how popular he was. Sorely missed.
It was nice to catch up with some old friends too, but the circumstances were horrible.
See you all at the Memorial Ride.
Ride in peace mate.Posted 4 years agosuedeejayMember
This is Sue David’s wife. I just want to thank you all on behalf of myself and the family for the good wishes and kind comments. I can’t describe the shock of his sudden and as yet unexplained death, but all your lovely comments and photographs have been a great comfort. It was wonderful to have so many at the funeral and he would have loved the bikes following him.Posted 4 years ago
Especial thanks to Steve, Trevor, Graham, Andrea and John.(Sorry if I have missed anyone)
John your organisation of the funeral was excellent, thankyou so much.You took good care of him. Steve thanks for the lovely words and all who helped contribute.
He so loved his mountain biking and the company of you all.five7fiveMember
Thought I’d post a copy of Steves new thread on the deejay memorial ride.
fatgit – Member
We are organising a ride as a tribute to our friend Deejay.
It’s on Sunday 14th July and we are setting off from the Dales Centre in Reeth at 10am
It will be a leisurely ride, approx 2.5hours but we are allowing 4 hours if that makes sense.
In true Deejay style though there is plenty of climbing!!!!Posted 4 years ago
The plan is to meet Daves family at the top of Fremington Edge where his family will scatter his ashes., then descend back to the centre for refreshments if you wish.
Stu at the Dales Centre is organising a field adjacent to the river for parking so there will be plenty of room.
Any questions give me a shout
Really sad and shocking news about Dave. Like many people, he kindly took me for a ride round some cracking trails in the Dales and we later met up on the odd STW Northern chapter ride. One of the most decent people I’ve had the pleasure to meet. Would have liked to go on the tribute ride but still healing from recent injuries. I’m sure it will be well attended as Dave was so obviously well liked.Posted 4 years ago
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