We are very sorry to report that Clive Ling lost his life at Chimay on 28 July 2018 
(Originally published 29/07/2018, this posting has been updated on 17/08/2018 with funeral details) 
RIP Clive Ling
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Donna and the rest of Clive's family and friends. 
 
Clive's funeral was held on 11th September 2018 at St mary's Church, Shelton, Norfolk and was attended by well over 200 mourners. Following the funerla, we 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. 
 
*UPDATE 17/08/2018* 
We now have the details of Clive Ling's funeral: 
 
The funeral will be held at 12,30pm on Tuesday 11th September at St Mary's Church, Shelton, Norfolk, NR15 2SD. 
 
Donna has asked if those attending can wear something blue - Clive's favourite colour. 
 
Family flowers only and donations to either :- 
British Biker Relief Foundation - www.bbrf.co.uk 
 
The BBRF support motorcyclists and their families across the UK after serious and life changing injuries sustained in a motorcycle road traffic accident. 
Cancer Relief UK. - www.cancerreliefuk.org 
 
Cancer Relief UK are here to help you in your time of need. Our aim is to help provide you with help and support with financial needs that you may experience during illness through cancer. 
If you'd like to leave your condolences or memories of Clive Ling, please leave a comment below 

**LATEST UPDATE 03/10/2018 - Words of thanks from Donna Ling** 

"I would like to thank everyone for all their support, cards and kind words since Clive’s tragic accident, they all mean so much and I will treasure them.  
 
I am truly very grateful for all the donations and messages, and for everyone who came to Clive’s funeral, the amount of people there was amazing, and just underlined how well Clive was thought of, and how much he will be missed, not only on the track, but in all his skills and helpfulness. I’m just sorry that I did not get to speak to everyone. It’s going to be a very long and difficult time ahead, but knowing I have all this support behind me will be an enormous help. " 
 
Donna Ling 
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On 11th September 2018 at 08:20, Ken Perch wrote:
My thoughts are with Donna and the rest of the family at this very difficult time.
Clive was a Master Craftsman, a superb rider and a pleasure to have known. He is a massive loss to his local and racing community.
On 4th September 2018 at 20:20, Graham Higlett wrote:
Still can’t believe Clive has gone, such a great loss and he will be very much missed by many. Lots of happy memories from our school days and paddock days. Sincerest condolences to Donna and family at this sad time.
On 17th August 2018 at 20:37, Nige Collier wrote:
like others who have commented here I met & raced against Clive many times on singles in the 80's, such a talented and nice person ,
On 17th August 2018 at 12:07, Ian Jamieson wrote:
Such a loss to the Classic scene. A quiet unassuming man and a wonderful craftsman whose alloy tanks were works of art. His riding style was as smooth as silk and he made it look easy. He will leave a big hole at Competition fabrications. Sincere condolences to Donna and the family. Ian Jamieson
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,
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