cherry red dr martens Tributes flow in for former Cirencester Golf Club captain
That wanderlust was embedded in his DNA. As a young boy he moved to East Africa with his parents, before returning to England as a teenager, joining the RAF in 1959,
crossing the globe regularly during his 10 years’ service.
In retirement he traversed the United States five years ago on a Tiger 800 from Newark to California and back a journey of 9,000 miles in 22 days. Along with the usual sightseeing stops of Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon, he took in the wide open spaces of the Mojave Desert and Bonneville Flats as well as the more challenging roads through the Appalachians. And,
of course, he got to cruise down the iconic ‘blacktop’ of the old Route 66.
In 2016 he circumvented Australia, leaving his beloved Triumphs at home and making the journey on a BMW F800 that he bought for the purpose soon after landing in Oz.
At the age of 75,
plans were well advanced for his latest jaunt, this time with a great buddy Gordon Heggie. They planned a month long major tour of Europe in 2018. Sadly, it’s not to be.