GEOFFRY MARTIN 1944 – 2021
After many years battle against Parkinson’s, Geoff sadly passed away on Sunday 4th July.
Geoff joined the Wigmore CC in 1960. He suffered with asthma and started cycling to improve his breathing problems, and it certainty worked.
When he started riding with the club, he used an inhaler to help his breathing, but by the time he was 30 years old he no longer needed the inhaler. One thing he never did was use an inhaler before an event, he classed that as cheating.
Geoff was a keen trike rider and set many club records, in fact he still holds three records. They are the 30 mile trike record of 1h 20m 47s, set in 1969. The same year he set a 50 miles trike record with a time of 2h 17m 13s. In 1977 he was one of the members that set a solo team record for 30 miles with a time of 3h 38m 43s.
He had an attempt at road racing but could not handle the fast start. When asked what happened, his reply would be , “they would not wait for me”!
Geoff was always a willing helper with club events, and when I had to stop driving, Geoff took me to the evening events.
Geoff was married to Angela for 49 years, and our thoughts are with Angela at this sad time.
The funeral is on Thursday 29th July, at Bobbing crematorium, 11 am.
No flowers, but you can make donations to Parkinson’s UK and sent to John Weir funeral directors 127 Watling Street, Gillingham ME7 2YY .