We heard the sad news that Leigh passed away on Monday afternoon after battling a long illness. Leigh had a great fondness for riding with the Poachers Club and I can recall how well he rode all the bikes he owned from the big Ariel to the little Francis Barnett that he latterly campaigned with us. When, through his illness he wasn’t riding he spectated when possible and I recall being told the correct line when we chatted at last years NBBC Midland Classic round, the information resulted in a Clean! Leigh was one of the gentlemen of our sport, his attitude and manner was always upbeat and he will be sadly missed.
Leigh’s funeral will be on Tuesday 4th June at St. Mary’s Church, Carlton-on-Trent at 2pm. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Leigh’s family at this sad and difficult time.MG