Brian Moore has died, peacefully in hospital, following pneumonia.
Brian (right) with Ken and Roger with Beginners in Morden Hall Park in 2017
Those of you who were regulars at Beddington Park Beginners a few years back may well remember Brian Moore, Mancunian returned from many years' working in the USA, where he was an accomplished mountain biker.
During his time riding with us he sadly and slowly developed dementia and Maggie and sometimes Paul, and Roger and Anna, would go and pick him up from his home in Croydon and take him home when the ride was finished, with Maggie "minding" him during the ride.
Lovely man, good fun, good company.
He stopped riding with us when his family moved home to Morden from where it was impracticable, given his deteriorating condition, to collect and deliver him.
There will be no funeral ceremony. His wife asks us to "raise a cup of tea" to his memory.