Fran Fletcher was tragically killed in an accident whilst racing at Brands Hatch on Saturday 7th October 2017. If you'd like to leave your thoughts of Fran and pass on your wishes to Fran's family, please click Read More 
RIP Fran Fletcher
"We were all so shocked and saddened when told that Fran Fletcher had been killed in the accident on Saturday afternoon whilst racing her Honda 350 K4. Fran also raced her Yamaha FZ600 in the CRMC Junior Production Championship and on Sunday when racing resumed, many fellow competitors had asked for a 1-minute silence before the Production Race that Fran would have raced.  
 
So, before the race all the Production machines rode slowly round the circuit behind a course car with the marshals, the doctors, the paramedics and the ambulance crews standing beside the track, flags lowered and clapping as a mark of respect. When the course car and bikes reached the point where Fran had crashed, they stopped and cut their engines. There was complete silence across the whole circuit as we all remembered Fran. After the minute's silence, all the riders and crowd clapped, showing their respect for Fran's memory. It was very moving and respectful of Fran's memory. 
 
After possibly the worst race weekend we have ever had, and hearing so many kind words about Fran and also how the club responded after the dreadful crash, I thought we should open this 'Book of Condolences' where people can leave their thoughts of Fran and prayers to pass on to Fran's family. I hope it might be some small comfort to them in this dreadfully sad time.  
 
Thank you, 
 
Mark George, CRMC Chairman" 
 
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On 21st October 2017 at 13:11, Lef and Sue wrote:
We were out of the country when a mutual friend contacted us with the dreadful news - it's still hard to believe that we've lost a friend of more than 30 years and even harder to imagine what Dick, Laura and Meg must be going through. Wish there was something we could say other than we're thinking of you and remembering the all good times we've had with Fran over the years. You know where we are if there's anything we can do. Would have loved to see Franimal racing next year at the IOM and don't doubt that you would have been there. We've still got this year's programme with your name in it. RIP Fran - you'll always be remembered, so glad you were able to achieve what you did and so sad your time was cut short.
On 20th October 2017 at 09:03, Ken and Anne Perch wrote:
Such a tragic loss to both the sport and your family. Always happy and smiling. You will be sorely missed by everyone. Thank you for the memories. Dick and the girls are in thoughts and this sad time.
On 19th October 2017 at 18:24, Jim Freeman wrote:
I still cant believe what happened at Brands Hatch, Fran was the Queen of the paddock and loved by so many. It was a pleasure to be beaten in every race by Fran for the years we raced together, it will never be the same again with not having her positive and friendly personality around the CRMC paddock. Sorry you couldn't have completed the dream of riding in the Classic TT, but im sure your riding the IOM TT course in the clouds now. Ride in peace Franimal. My thoughts go out to Dick & Family.
On 17th October 2017 at 09:32, Mike McDonnell wrote:
What a lovely lady and such a sad loss. I met Fran for the first time in the IOM in 2013 when we both completed the VMCC parade lap, she loved her bikes and always seemed to have a smile on her face. RIP
On 16th October 2017 at 10:44, Graham & Claire wrote:
It was such a shock to hear of Fran's tragic accident, we still cannot believe it. It was always such a pleasure to go into her pit and join in the laughter between Fran,Dick & Greg. Our thoughts are with Dick & the girls.
Fran, it was such a privilege to have known you my love, god bless .
On 15th October 2017 at 16:29, Ian wrote:
God bless Fran Fletcher !! My heart goes out to you and your loving family ... Ian shaw ( kass steel)
On 15th October 2017 at 15:45, Elain & Graham Higlett wrote:
We are fairly new to CRMC and at Anglesey we were in the next garage to Fran. Based on the number of people popping by we could tell how popular Fran was. She always had a smile and time for a chat and she will be very much missed around the paddock. Our thought go out to all of Fran's family and friends at this very sad time.
On 15th October 2017 at 14:13, Julie bowers wrote:
I was at school with fran she spoke to everyone and was always laughing and joking i saw her around winterton sometimrs she acheived a lot in her life and was a lovely woman all my love and wishs are with dick and her girls at this very very sad time rip lovely woman xxxx
On 14th October 2017 at 22:31, Matthew cox wrote:
RIP Fran
Our condolences to family,friends and fellow racers from HTOC Region1 (Sussex )
On 14th October 2017 at 16:37, Martyn Jephcote wrote:
Dear Fran, Thank you for the fun, laughter and sunshine you brought to the paddock.
Thank you for the great races we have had especially this year. Goodbye my friend. Godspeed.
My love and thoughts to you and the family Richard.