Man down – BJ Doherty (soulrider)

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  • Man down – BJ Doherty (soulrider)
  • Premier Icon kcal

    many deep breaths over the last few days.
    Still in the disbelief stage of grief..

    BJ was the archetype of the bluff exterior Yorkshire lad who called things how they were, but first with words of encouragement and friendly arm round shoulder / handshake..

    its just the worst thing, can cope with a crash or illness if prepared, but circumstances are just wrong. tours of duty, in some hairy locations, military risks – to be involved in something like this. as @devs has said, to be on the cusp of a return to his home trails – must find a way to channel this for good.

    ride free soulrider.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner

    My sincere condolences to soulrider’s many friends and family.

    Premier Icon granny_ring

    Sad news.
    Best wishes to family and friends.

    Premier Icon Andy R

    Very, very sad news – my sincere condolences to his family and friends.


    Gents, Ladies…

    I’m striking while the iron is hot here. I’ve seen plenty of support posts on facebook and the likes from No Fuss, Chipps, top people at Orange etc etc.

    As a friend of BJ for many years, having worked and cycled with him, i’m hoping to plan some rides in the near future and at some point in the spring/summer to celebrate his love of all things biking.

    If anyone wants to be involved/notified/support, please pass me a private message or post on here and i’ll find another way without putting my email up. Expecting a day in the Peaks and probably 10 Under the Ben at the very least.

    RIP Beej.


    edit – too ruddy slow!


    Dreadful news. As you say Devs, with him due to move back to Moray in a few weeks time, an area he loved so much, makes the news even worse somehow.

    Well that confirms my fears as it means that this is the guy I did my trail cycle leader course with at Glenmore lodge all those years ago. I didn’t know him well but certainly enjoyed his company on and off the bike. 😢

    Premier Icon heebyjeeby

    Did not know Soulrider personally but recognize his name from the forum – as with everyone else very saddened to hear of this news.
    Thoughts with his family at this awful time.

    I heard about this yesterday through a mutual friend. I didn’t know soulrider other than on here, but as said already – it’s always a shock.

    Love and condolences to his family and friends.


    I’d not met the gentleman but Mrs Pondo studied with Mrs Soulrider – I know she’s keen to capture memories, would it be rude to ask this thread be passed to her?


    I believe it already has but no harm in doing so again.

    Premier Icon scaredypants

    Man this is awful – never met the guy but still feels a bit personal
    I’m becoming a bit of a “militant cyclist” as I get older and grumpier and this crap is exactly why. My commute is rural and I’m probably passed by only a dozen cars per 11 mile trip but I still half expect something like this every day.

    Love to his family and friends; I hope they can remember the good times, even now


    Looks like we’ll have lots of people coming to 10UTB to ride for or just remember BJ, which is awesome.

    I didnt know Barrie, I can only add that my thoughts are with his family at this tragic time.

    I saw blue lights on the horizon cycling home from work Monday evening so checked local press the next day and saw the terrible news. I’m local and commute regularly on the roads nearby so this has given me much to think about.

    Again, condolences to his family and friends

    Very sad news. Best wishes to his family and friends.

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