TOM ASHE REMEMBERED
Scooterists from as far afield as the West Midlands travelled to Weymouth on July 15, to pay their respects at the funeral of Tom Ashe, highly regarded member of the Dorset Lowriders. Tom passed away on June 25, after a period of illness which he faced with typical humour and inner strength. Originally from the West Midlands, Tom was a Mod at heart but loved all aspects of scootering, being Number One of the Birmingham E-Types in the 1980s.
After relocating to Weymouth with the love of his life Dawn and their son Thomas, it wasn’t long before Tom became a popular figure in South West scootering circles. Whether by GP, GTS or his favourite Spanish GS, distance was no object when it came to attending a rally- so long as a drinking game followed! Tom’s other passion was Thai boxing and as a gifted trainer he had the ability to make even the least talented student feel positive about themselves.
Tom will be sorely missed, by his family, the world of scootering and the sport of Thai boxing. In the words of a friend: “Tom was, and still is, one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met.”
Various events have been held to raise funds for charity including a Skipton to Exmouth cycle ride which has raised over £2000 to date. Anyone wishing to donate in his memory may do so to The Brain Tumour Charity via their JustGiving or MyDonate pages.