It was with great sadness that we recently bade fairwell to Geoff Atkinson, one of the founding members and long time supporter of the NEMCRC. Geoff’s interest in motorcycle racing went back a long way with him jumping on as a sidecar passenger at the tender age of 14. He went on to ride with Mac Hobson for a number years before taking the controls himself and becoming one of the top sidecar drivers in the North East. He maintained is interest in the sport after hanging up his leathers and has helped a number of local riders, including Chris Burns. The club offers it’s deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to his wife Jen and all of the family.