DAVE PECK MEMORAL FUND

The Dave Peck Memorial Fund came about after the untimely death of Club Chairman Dave Peck 2011.  The fund was started with donations from his club mates, friends, fellow cyclists and colleagues, and since 2012 the fund has been topped up each year with a contribution from Surrey Rumble entry fees.  After consultation with Dave’s family and his close friends it was decided that a fund to support youngsters and disadvantaged riders in the sport would be something he would have appreciated and was in keeping with Dave’s views and ethos.

The fund is, therefore, primarily used to assist young riders to get into the sport and to support them in their competitive ambitions. However financial support to cover race fees for full-time students, disabled or otherwise deserving members is also available on a case-by case basis. The Club Committee actively welcomes and encourages applications for funding assistance.

Thus far the fund has been used for:

  • Providing a 50% discount on club kit for youths, juniors and full-time students.
  • Purchase of a hands-free drinks system for use by a disabled member.
  • Provision of funds for a Young Volunteer to take their British Cycling Level 1 Coaching Course.

 

DAVE JUSTIN PECK

1957 – 2011

Twickenham Cycling Club was deeply saddened when Club Chairman Dave Peck passed away as a result of injuries suffered in a fall whilst on a London-Paris ride with club mates.  The event caused great shock to all the members and to Dave’s many friends in the wider cycling and skating communities and it has had a lasting effect on everyone who knew Dave as a friend, club mate and colleague.

Dave had been a member of Twickenham Cycling Club for many years and in 2008 became Club Chairman, he wasn’t particularly keen at first thinking that he wouldn’t be very good at the job but happily he was persuaded to take it on and he grew into the idea and was a great Chairman. He provided encouragement and support for all members, new and old, expert and not so experienced, racing and sporting, and knew everyone in the Club by name. Dave was always thinking of new ideas for the Club to grow and nurture its members and his leadership was an example to all.