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In Memoriam - Rob Marcus

posted 7 Jan 2019, 03:36 by Lara Taylor   [ updated 6 Feb 2019, 01:50 ]
 Rob Marcus
There are two events planned to celebrate Rob's life. One is being organised by Rob's wife Yvonne and a group of his university friends, and is based in Northampton - details below. The other is a ride to Bosham from Haslemere on 16th March - details in the calendar.

If you are able to make the date, we hope you can join us on 12th March to visit Rob at Olney Green Burial Ground http://www.olneygreenburial.co.uk/ and afterwards to raise a glass, grab a bite to eat, and share memories at the Cowper's Oak, Weston Underwood Cowpers Oak | Pub & great food | Weston Underwood near Olney - it is just a mile from Rob's resting place.

We plan to meet at the natural burial ground around 3pm, and move on to the Cowper's Oak for 4pm. The pub doesn't open until 5.30pm, but will open up early for us, and open the kitchen too. It was somewhere Rob and Yvonne would stop for a refresher during cycle trips.

Please let Lara know asap if you can make it, who will pass a message on to Laura who will confirm numbers with the pub.

We hope you can join us. If you have any photos of Rob from times gone by, please bring them too, it would be good to see them. Feel free to share this with any other friends of Rob's you know, so that we reach as many people as possible. Thank you.

I'm very sad to report that Rob Marcus left us this morning (7th January) after a very short and intense battle with cancer. 

Rob was a member of VCGH for many years (despite living on the outskirts of London) up until 2013 when he moved to Kingston Wheelers and afterwards to his current house in Northampton which he shared with his new wife Yvonne.

Those who knew him will know he was a devoted cycling purist who could easily quote gear inches and the advantages of bespoke steel frame-making. He was known to dabble (quite seriously) in the veteran road racing scene as well as TT, and had an unusual preference for riding his single speed on club rides to Bosham. 

His mischievous and irreverent sense of humour, his refreshing honesty, and his zest for cycling in all its forms will be sorely missed.

There will be no funeral but we are organising a Memorial Ride for Rob on 16th March from Wey Hill carpark in Haslemere to Bosham (more details on the calendar) so please sign up if you are intending to come along, so we can reserve enough space in the pub.