We are very sorry to report that Clive Ling lost his life at Chimay on 28 July 2018 
RIP Clive Ling
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Donna and the rest of Clive's family and friends. 
*UPDATE 11/08/18* 
Following the collection made at CRMC Donington Park 3- 5 August, we have received a message of thanks from Clive Ling's wife Donna. 
Donna would like to thank everyone at the CRMC and Lansdowne for the overwhelming messages, cards, donations and support. She is incredibly grateful. 
 
There is not yet a date for Clive's funeral but we'll update this post and our Facebook page once we know more.  
 
If you'd like to leave your condolences, please leave a comment below 
 
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On 8th August 2018 at 22:34, Les Andrew wrote:
What can i say, i was devestated to hear the sad news of Cives accident .
Being a life long Goldie man i had the pleasure of getting to know clive through my good friend Geoff Claxton who purchased the Lansdown Gold Star from Clive & laterley the Blue 500 pearson Goldie.
Although i only got to know him over the last few years i could only be charmed by his friendly personality, his soft spoken voice & lovely smile , such a talented & lovely man with many qualities that seem to be lacking in people these days.
It was a pleasure to have known him.
On 2nd August 2018 at 15:56, ROGER AND CINDY BRYANT wrote:
What a rider, what and engineer and what a thouroughly nice man, devastating news. You do not come across many people like Clive in a lifetime and we are proud and honoured to have been able to call him a friend. Motorcyce racing has lost someone special. Thanks for the memories Clive.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Donna and family.
On 1st August 2018 at 12:16, Graham Lawlor wrote:
Awful news. I had many a good scrap with a very youthful "Cling" back in the 80's in the 500 singles class and have commentated on him on many occasions over the last ten years since he took up classic racing. Over those decades he remained the same - quietly friendly, never angry or argumentative, tenacious on the track but never boastful about his many achievements and ever youthful in appearance. The archetypal quiet Norfolk man. He and Donna always came across as a perfectly matched couple and my heart goes out to her in particular, as well as all Clive's family.
On 31st July 2018 at 21:47, Bob Alldritt wrote:
Clive was so talented as a rider and engineer. This is a terrible loss and he will be sadly missed. A genuine, honest and gentle man. He worked so hard for the success he so richly deserved, supported by Donna, to whom we send heartfelt and deepest sympathy. Bob Alldritt and Kate
On 31st July 2018 at 11:03, Katy McGrory wrote:
My first experience of classic (any) racing was at Gedinne, stumbled upon (or so Alistair says) on holiday some years ago. In 2014, we went again, and Clive stood out from amongst the other riders. He had such a graceful, smooth, fluid style that was wonderful to watch. I am lost for words. The world is a poorer place. Sincere and heartfelt condolences to Donna and his family.
On 30th July 2018 at 20:57, barry scrivener wrote:
So sorry to here of Clive's passing, had many a great weekend in his and Donna's company at classic club meets, always so helpful to me and many others, sincere condolences to Donna and Clive's Family, Barry Scrivener,
On 29th July 2018 at 20:55, Mark Astle wrote:
It is with great sadness and sorrow, that I hear the news of the tragic accident involving Clive. I had many a great race with Clive in the eighties as he was starting out on his racing carrer. I recently met with him again after 30 years, still a great racer and a lovely person, RIP Clive, from all the Astle Family.
On 29th July 2018 at 19:32, Tony Chapman wrote:
I have known Clive since we were at primary school, then from push bikes to mopeds from mopeds to superbikes , i have followed his racing ever since he started, he was a good friend and will be sadly missed , my deepest sympathy to Donna and Clives family.
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