Simon, Francois and I would like to say a BIG thank you to all of you who have supported us throughout our 2014 season. Every single supporter makes a difference and is valued. We hope we’ve given you some excitement throughout the year in return!
To those who were there for us at the TT: Mick & Lorraine, Isla, Claire, Sue, Francois B, les deux equipes francais. Also to Andy Martin who kept us going on short circuit.
To all our individual supporters: Ben, Morgan, Lynn, Claire, Fliss, Mike, JKB, Jason, Jo, Mel, Martyn, Jase, Jeremy, Jan, Iain, Liz, Cathy, Gareth, Oz, Mike, Claire, Tony, Greg, Beth, Sue, Peter, Joe, Richard, Keith, Pete, Steve, Megan, Pauline, Mike, Jaygee, Andy, Vanessa, Andy, Lucy, Nick, Linda, Chris, Gene and Kitty.
To the publications and groups who have published articles or listened to me speak this year: Bristol Advanced Motorcyclists, Chelmsford & District Advanced Motorcyclists, Bishop’s Stortford Observer, Solihull Observer, Rye Park Women’s Club, Hilltop Ladies Club, Hoddesdon Ladies Club, Herts & Beds Advanced Motorcyclists, Sele Farm Women’s Club, New River Women’s Club, Cheshunt 41 Club, Hertford Heath WI, Roysia Women’s Club.
To those photographers who have braved the elements and captured us at our best and worst, especially: Jenny Triker Wells, Derek Donsworth, Kevan Boitoult, Richard Glover, Dominic Bedford, Dave Kneen, John Manclark, Steve Parker, Tom Reed, Barry Clay, John Lockett, Sid Diggins and many many more!
To our friends and families, everyone who came to meet us at races, who did taxi rides, who bought Francois’ wine, bought jam, who made us tea, talked to us, took photos and shared stories. Too numerous to name, but thank you
To all those companies who helped us out along the way: Signs Express, A&M, Byson, Nitron, Avon and others.
and finally: to all our fellow racers. Here’s to a set of brilliant battles again next year!
As the weather turns, preparations are underfoot for 2015. Simon’s new fairing has arrived: he and I will be concentrating on the North Glos championship, where we’ll be running number 92 – the same number as Simon’s son Caleb in his first year of mainstream club racing on his 125. Francois had a ‘proud father’ moment this week as Estelle was announced as the 2014 winner of the Susan Jenness trophy again – a very worthy and lovely recipient, and so well deserved.