Guys…it is with deep regret that this rideout is taking place at all…but it is for a fellow biker, a young girl who sadly passed away on the 15th Sept after a battle with cancer.Sheree Paffey was someone who I have known from birth, i am a good friend of her mother and father and have known her brothers one from a toddler the other from birth again.
I lost touch when they moved away and about 3 months ago we found each other again after many years. I expected to hear of all the wonderful things they had all got up to and apart from the boys having had children etc…I was told about poor Sheree and her illness.
If you know this young woman, you will know that she was full of life, such a joy to know, was no loud mouthed know it all, but a fine, well educated and held down a highly rated job within the banking world…she had many, many friends all of whom loved her a lot…and it showed at her funeral last Friday the 25th Sept, when many of them from family,from uni, from her work, from anyone that knew her all turned up to say their goodbyes.
Sheree loved her bikes, and the one thing she always wanted was to go on a rideout with her brother Kevin. Something she didnt get round to doing, as her illness took hold quickly and she was unable to ride anymore…
I know there are many of us bikers that have lost loved ones either by this horrible disease, or by accidents and i would love to ask you to please…make a young girls wish…even though she is no longer here on earth with us, come true and let her family take some comfort in knowing that we, as bikers understand and know what it will mean to turn up for this rideout for a few hours to pay respect to another biker…and hope shes looking down on us and giving us that HUGE smile she always had, even when she was so ill, and that lightened your day to see…i will miss this “little one” as she was known for the rest of my life…you had to know her to know what i mean…but im sure, whoever you have lost in whatever way…you will know what i saying…
With her families permission i have been allowed to ask for all bikers, even if you dont want to go on the rideout after, and its not a big one…to come to Stanford le Hope Stratford Gardens SS17 7AU the families home address, for 11.00am on Sunday 11th Oct to meet up with others from Essex Bikers and ride on to Burnham on Crouch, and then Finchingfield…a place she wanted to get to with her bro…and help him to put to rest something he wanted to do for her?
Please let me know if you can make it, even to the family home if you dont want to go on the ride…so that we can take pics of all of us and our glorious bikes, if we get enough people we can inform the local rag to come and take pics for one of our own (biker)…to all you that have someone to remember as well, if u want to wear tshirts for them too, or for whatever reason…please…lets do this?
Please let me have your names down…and i will let you have the address. I hope you can make room in your hearts to do this for another one “gone too soon”