Members of East Yorkshire CTC lost a greatly valued friend this month. Pete was everyone’s friend. He didn’t have enemies.
Pete was born in Hull in 1936 and lived most of his life in the Hull area, apart from a period working in Kent. He was interested in football and ran a youth team for some time.
We know him as a cyclist, it was racing that initially attracted him. Eventually, he joined Hull & East Riding CTC (us!) and became an invaluable part of the club.
Pete was a man of action. If a job needed doing, Pete would get involved. He was the Club’s Secretary for many years and edited the Club’s magazine (The Woldsman) for a time.
It was his willingness to lead Sunday rides, though, that endeared him to the many who enjoyed his relaxed adventures around the county and beyond.
He rapidly learned everyone’s name and made new members feel welcome. His many rides were a joy to experience.
Although he was still enjoying short bike rides in recent years, his memory was becoming hazy and that troubled him. Alzheimer’s led to his moving to a care home during the past two years.
Pete loved his extensive family and was well supported by his wife, Patricia. He was an unforgettable character who will be sadly missed by a great many people.
Good old Pete. (“Now then my mate” ).
Funeral arrangements will be posted, when we have them.