The East London club for all kinds of sports cycling

In Memorium - Dave Morris - Good Bloke and Top Clubman

Sadly we lost another member quite suddenly at the end of April, Dave Morris was diagnosed with terminal skin cancer and passed away shortly after.

Dave was a long term member of the club, a member of the Morris cycling family, brother of Dick Morris, frame builder and bikeshop owner for many years at 28, Orford Road, Walthamstow.

Dave worked until his retirement for Gestetner, a duplicating machine and office equipment company, based near Tottenham Hale. He was a quiet unassuming man, know to his family as the laughing Buddha, but always willing to get involved with the club.

In the old days, most club magazines were produced on a Gestener duplicator, which involved typing a stencil, loads of messy ink and lots of swearing. The old Comet/Lea Valley magazines were produced this way, for many years by Arthur Cook, then for 3 years by Lorraine, then Dave took over , until he moved up to Leicester.

He donated an electric duplicator which ran until we moved into electronic publishing, and donated a fun article after my request for more items for the Newsletter.

In short he was a good bloke, great clubman and we all miss him, God Bless and Good Speed Mate.