This is one of my favourite photographs. John encouraged me to start scrambling and thus began the most fun-filled part of my life. He is the most enthusiastic enthusiast I have ever known and was still competing on two wheels into his sixties. He and wife Marjory emigrated to Western Australia and started a new life there, heavily involved, of course , in the bike scene. Sometimes, on cold winter mornings, I wish I’d gone with them. We look unchacteristically solemn in this picture for some reason, but I guarantee it didn’t last long. It looks like a dusty day, and we we were more used to mud. Ride safe, big fellow.