21st May 1997 to 13th June 2018
Talented youth trials rider, action man, son, fiancé and all-round good young man passed away recently after a four-year battle with cancer.
Dom started riding around his 10th birthday and made quick progress. Practising at the Trials Park in Corton, often with Jack Sheppard, he started to show real talent with good throttle control and technique. He was proud of his overall sixth place in the B Class British Championships. Dom then took a break from trials to pursue other hobbies, especially his beloved skiing and anything involving a GoPro.
Dom was diagnosed with bone cancer in his left leg a couple of months before his 17th birthday. Intensive chemo and operations followed over the next four years as the cancer reappeared in his lungs.
With a titanium knee and thigh he still found the energy to fill his time with many experiences including flying a helicopter, driving and working with supercars and skiing. He still rode his motorcycles and did as much as he could even after having a lung removed. He loved his cars, especially DF55 DOM, his blue Golf R.
Along with his girlfriend Cait he set off on road trips to Scotland, Snowdon, Brighton and the WTC at Tong. Nowhere was too far! Never complaining, he just got on with it.
His Celebration of Life service was a bright and modern affair with bright blue prevalent, with videos and slideshows shown on large screens some of it his own edits. Much of his legacy is available on his YouTube channel 2121 Domo.
John Hulme: “The passing of anyone and especially at such a young age is always a sad time. I got to know Dominic Feaks through his family and we became friends. His passion for trials and enthusiasm for life in general became evident and the family side of the sport shone through, they were a trials family. A magazine article was generated and through this we found we had so much in common, and as his illness appeared we kept in touch.
"I managed to organise in what turned out to be a superb day out at the Mercedes Van Experience days at the Millbrook testing facility. I am sure you can imagine what it was like to be strapped in a van as a passenger with a young, full-of-life guy showing you what it can do; burning rubber and smoke springs to mind!"
To close, here are some words his mother Sarah read out at his Celebration of Life service: “We all know that Dom loved bright blue so I ask that when you see the blue sky, you think of him. And if it’s cloudy then he’s having one of his lay-ins! I’ll finish with a quote I read recently: There’s no such thing as a sunset – it’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning”.