Sunday, June 26, 2022

Steve Beech


My old dad used to say to me that you knew you were getting old when it seemed like every other week you had to attend a friend’s funeral.

I scoffed; but now I understand what he meant – it’s not funerals with me but rather writing cyclists’ obituaries; men from the international stage like Michele Scarponi, Harm Ottenbros, Dean Woods, Norman Hill and Bernard Tapie

And men who I called friends; Alan Hewitt, Sandy Wallace, Heiko Salzwedel, Grant Thomas and most recently, Richard Moore.

Sadly, I must another to the list, my old GS Modena, Brummie team mate, Steve Beech.