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Postby hippychick » 13 Nov 2012, 1:45pm

I'd to announce the passing of Bill Best, who died suddenly on th 12/11/2012. He will be sadly missed. Heather, daughter.

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Postby gaz » 13 Nov 2012, 6:45pm

Sad news. Please accept my condolences.
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Postby PhilWhitehurst » 13 Nov 2012, 9:40pm


What are your favourite memories of his cycling stories / trips?

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Postby MikeBird » 2 Feb 2013, 6:57pm

Hi Heather,

I have only just stumbled upon this after Googling your Dad. I was a member of the Juniors in West Kent CTC in the early '80's. Fond memories of Bill and cycling with him. Happy days.

I can remember when your brother rear ended a car in Cornwall on Bill's Alec Bird machine. The bike was wrecked, but Pete got away without too much damage.

Sorry to hear about your loss.

Mike Bird

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Postby GedBen » 25 Jan 2017, 6:41pm

I have only just come across this. I first remember Bill at the start of the 1995 Paris-Brest-Paris. He Lived in Devon, as I did, and we coincided occasionally on long rides here and there.

I wondered what had happened to him. His old friend Bryan had lost contact as well.

Bill was a great character