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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.

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