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Bev in 2019
Bev at the EACC Periwinkle Run in 2019
Jane, Bev, & Chris in 1987
The East Anglian Run in 1987: Bev’s in the middle,
between Jane Pattle and Chris Franklin.

Bev Crook

Bev Crook died from cancer on 14 January 2021.  Bev was an EACC member from the early days of the club back in the 1980s.

Bev in 1990
Bev at the EACC East Anglian Run
in 1990

The funeral service was on Wednesday 3 February at 11am at Hanslope Church (St James the Great) followed by burial in the churchyard.

Andy Day writes:

I’ll miss that cheery phone call, ‘Wotcher mate!’  Tales of the latest latest restoration, looking forward to out next old moped run or visit to Mallory.  I first met Bev at an EACC Stowmarket run in 1986; I’d got a Berini cyclemotor in the back of my car and Bev came up as I was wrestling it from the boot, he said, ‘Want a hand mate?’  There started an enduring friendship; Bev introduced me to the British Two-Stroke Club, we rode together along with other silly old fools on many a run in Britain and Belgium.  When I spent a long time in hospital with my dodgy ticker in the mid-2000s, Bev kept in regular touch with my wife Billie; she found his support a real help.  I’m so sad we shan’t enjoy a summer’s day bumbling along at 20mph on decrepit mopeds, enjoying the smells and sights of the countryside and smelly two strokes, stopping in a country pub for a shandy to sit and talk inconsequential stuff.  Stay safe on the last journey mate.


February 2021

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