Jim Pickering loses cancer battle
The trials world is saddened by the passing of Drayton Frames founder, Kidderminster’s Jim Pickering, who lost his battle with cancer on October 4, 2018.
Determined not to give in without a fight, Jim was riding pretty much right up until the end, as the rider/engineer had an indomitable enthusiasm for the feet-up sport. He developed his ground-breaking frames as a way to keep riding himself.
Perhaps the best accolade to Jim’s work has been the number of successes riders of all ages have achieved on machines with his Drayton name on them.
But the best tributes to the man himself comes from the many riders who all say he was a great lad, always keen to help any fellow trials rider.
His funeral took place on October 18, 2018 at Wyre Forest Crematorium. Our condolences are with his wife Jayne and the Pickering family.