It is often strange how things that seem so unrelated work out in the end.
If it wasn't for Bob you wouldn't see John Bloor's Triumph on the road today.
When Gary Nixon was still "wet behind his ears" Bob took him into his home and gave him a job so he could race motorcycles.
When the Big 4 dealers needed someone to head the national dealers group to negotiate with the Fed's and the manufacturers, Bob volunteered to do the job (Bob was also a Honda
It was Bob who organized and presented the proof to Sir Christopher Chataway that he did the wrong thing when when he gave BSA to Dennis Poore knowing that Poore's intention was to stop production of the Bonneville and close Meriden.
Bob was a friend to many and generous with his time whether it be an 18 year old or an 80 year old. He was an avid runner. Some of you might remember Chataway as the rabbit in the race where Roger Banister broke the sub 4 minute mile barrier. It was on early morning runs around London that Bob and Chris did their serious negotiations over the future of Meriden.
Bob will be missed by his family and the many who called him a friend...