Jim Pick­er­ing loses can­cer bat­tle

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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.

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