I met Gordon while studying at the University of East Anglia. Our first proper date was to marshal at Snetterton. It poured with rain, I got absolutely soaked, and we ended up running both Riches and Sears between us because the other marshals all went home - my first introduction to motorcycle racing! For some strange reason this didn’t put me off. We built our first racing machine in our student house, and then I bought our first proper racing bike – a Seeley lowboy, once I started working.
I have been involved with the Classic Club since the late 1990s, and joined the committee when I took over the role of editor of Open Megga. I was Race Secretary for a while, and then became a Clerk of Course at least fifteen years ago. I am also Secretary of the CRMC.
Over the years, we have had some fantastic experiences through racing, met some wonderful people, and carry some amazing memories. So, it’s just as well, I didn’t let my soggy Snetterton experience put me off!
I got involved in the racing community when I was 4 years old, going along to the CRMC Meetings when my stepdad would be racing his Honda 200. From this I developed the bug.
I remember standing at Paddock Hill at Brands Hatch in maybe 2009 and watching the Sidecar race, thinking “I’m going to do that one day”. After a lot of persuading my mum it was a good idea I went and got my licence, my first race being on a 750 Triumph at Lydden Hill. Since then I have finished 3rd in the Bemsee F2 Championship in 2019 and won the FSRA Pre Injection F1 championship onboard a 1998 Yamaha Thundercat. For 2021 I am passengering a 750 Windrick BMW.
Alongside racing, I am also a sector marshal for most clubs in the UK, and more specifically for the CRMC, if I’m not out on the grid you’ll find me as a Clerk of the Course in Race Control. I really enjoy running meetings and seeing the smiles and happiness it brings to everyone in the paddock.
Outside of racing, I’m a Transport Manager and I live in Bedford with my cat, Craner (yes, I did name her after the corner at Donington!). I enjoy going out on walks with my friends and of course enjoy the odd responsible drink in the bar..
Come and find me at any meeting and I’ll happily help you in anyway I can. :)