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Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 1:45pm
by hippychick
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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Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 6:45pm
by gaz
Sad news. Please accept my condolences.

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Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 9:40pm
by PhilWhitehurst

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

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Posted: 2 Feb 2013, 6:57pm
by MikeBird
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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Posted: 25 Jan 2017, 6:41pm
by GedBen
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


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Posted: 22 Sep 2020, 8:56pm
by lescargo
Might I respectfully ask is this the total of CUK obituaries list.?
Are there any other postings?

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Posted: 22 Sep 2020, 9:46pm
by gaz
I do not recall whether this thread arose before or after Cycling UK stopped publishing obituaries in Cycle. I believe the OPs intention was solely to advise of her father's passing.

There is a dedicated area of the Cycling UK website, I know neither how long that has been running nor how long obituaries remain available to read on the site.

There is no formal obituaries section within the forum, recent discussion here.