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I learnt from Pete Cunningham at Gordon Ruffley's funeral that Vernon had died on Saturday 21st September. His funeral takes place at Rowan Chapel, Stockport Crematorium on Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 10:45am.

One of the great characters of motorcycling in Cheshire, Vernon with his great oratorical skills and enthusiasm for all things motorcycling, despite his missing leg, has left many happy memories for us all.

He was deeply involved for many years with the 17's efforts to protect rights of way. His boundless enthusiasm for enduro made the Manchester 17 one of the few clubs actively running enduro events as well as supporting club riders in events right up to world level at the ISDE.

His voice in our sport will be sadly missed.


Mr P