I thought of Marma-Sam too. I don’t have any contact details for him, but rightly or wrongly I assumed that he’d probably know anyway as he was a friend of Ruth and her sister(s).
Very sad, I passed the spot yesterday, it’s not far from me RIP
Very sad news. When l rode with her she was always bubbly and full of beans and l loved her accent. She will be missed. RIP Ruth
Have been informed that Her funeral is being held back home where she was from, at Stockton On Tees Crematorium, on the 13th of August at 3pm.
I Believe her Sister is planning to lead a Ride there but have no further information regarding this
Thank you @TimR. I would like to attend the ride. Does anyone have contact details for her sister please?
Met her a few times. Terrible news. RIP !
Heads-up all. I’ve spoken to Slan’s sister, Sarah and there is a funeral escort ride organised. Details below.
If anyone from LB would like to attend and give her a nice biker send-off, post up here as well as considering the distance, it might be better if we head up together.
Pencilled in my planner
At 500+ miles it will be too much for the average soft southerner. The only details given are that it will be on the afternoon of August 13th in Stockton-on-Tees.
Terrible to hear. RIP…
Always sad news to hear losing someone, thoughts go out to her family.
Stunned by the news…
I haven’t attended many LB meets for some years - I remember a meet about 10 years ago at the Ace and talking to a woman about 25 years old who had just bought a Triumph Street Triple which she’d customised with two broad yellow stripes with black pinstripes over the grey paintwork - it looked fantastic and classy - I have a feeling that was Slan who later went on to buy a Daytona 675…
Can anyone confirm that was her earlier bike?
Could have been Hels?
Pretty sure Ruth didn’t pass her Category A Licence until 2014 and her first Triumph was all white. Here she is
pause it at 3:21 or you’ll miss her
If my fuzzy memory is correct, she went straight from a 125 to a Triumph gen2 675R. The “Maytona”!. Then another gen2 675R. Her last bike was a Triumph gen3 675 which was customised with silver holo bodywork.
I think that’s the ‘Harrison’ Honda CBR125 at 3:19 passed from Sophie to Ruth to Sarah. I remember the Maytona but can’t remember why the D became an M??
Its come to me, Maytona because the one previous owner was James May (I’m allowed senior moments now I’m a pensioner)
Ah my bad memory - It could have been Hels, long time ago now