News – Ride for Gary Dighton


Eamonn Deane attends the memorial ride on Sunday (January 25th) for the late Gary Dighton

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News – Ride for Gary Dighton

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Eammon writes … Words are all I have, words are all any of us have, yet none of us knows what to say?

Compassionate, supportive, reassuring, all somehow hollow and inadequate on this bitter January morning. Bike riders don’t show their feelings, blokes don’t share emotion.

Sure we talk on the bike but looking forward up the road it is easy to avoid that uncomfortable contact, wheel to wheel but never eye to eye. We share the same experience only we don’t.


One hundred, probably more, ride to Bashley Manor tea rooms in the New Forest, as a mark of respect for the late Gary Dighton. Most of us tiptoe around the reason we are there, tea and cake a welcome, necessary distraction from cold, stark reality, all of us hiding in the wheels.

A book of condolence is passed around, more inadequate words but surely some comfort that so many care. People begin to drift away, home to uncharacteristically share our thoughts, naked as much as we are capable.

There is laughter and resolve, the sun WILL shine again but not today.

Arrangements have been made for Gary Dighton’s funeral at Harbour View Woodland Burial site on Friday 30th January 2015 at 11:30am. Due to the expected numbers attending and limited parking at the venue we are having to consider a possible park and ride scheme.

Some cyclists will cycle to the funeral on bikes and in cycling clothes which Zena and the family are happy to encourage. A possible meeting point is likely to the Park and Ride entrance in Creekmore – Poole.

Harbour View
Woodland Burial & Memorial Gardens
Randall’s Hill
Lytchett Minster
BH16 6AN

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