It is now 20 years since my Dad passed on and I still find memories of him in my collection as I sort it out. He was quite ill in the June of that year and I visited him in his home then when he was admitted to hospital. I made the decision to not go to the TT but he insisted saying that the sequence that he and I had set up must continue. I went over for only a few days with some friends...When I got home he was so keen to hear all about the racing and how everything was over there...

He died on August Bank Holiday Monday. I had been for an interview at a local bike shop and was please to have got the job as manager. I hurried back to tell him to receive the awful news.