Obituary – Kevin Warr

Kevin Warr – obituary

A long-standing member of Seacroft Wheelers has passed away.

Kevin Warr, age 65, died unexpectedly earlier this month, and was known to many other long-standing members as a talented cyclist.  Kevin set many club time-trialling records, and also volunteered for many supporting roles and activities during his time with the club.  He was a talented artist, and helped design various flyers and posters to help promote the club over the years.

Kevin also helped support and develop many new and younger club members coming through, and was a quiet, modest and unassuming man. Funeral details will follow in due course.  He is fondly remembered by other club members below.

“Kevin was kind, considerate and a pleasure to ride with.  In my 30 years with the club, he was the best climber, bar none!  I will miss him greatly.”  Fred Lyn

“Kevin made cycling seem effortless.  He could ride away from you on a hill without breaking sweat.  He was very knowledgeable about cycling and would always give advice.  He helped push me on to have a go at time-trialling and improve as a rider, and did this with many others.”  Antony Brumby

“Very modest.  I was happy for him when he beat my club 25-mile TT record, but he just told me that I could be even faster…as I say, a very modest guy.  So sad.”  Nick Hanson

“Very fond memories of a lovely kind man.”  Lynsey Farthing

“Very sorry to hear the news.  Great guy who made me feel very welcome in the club; taught me a thing or two on the bike, too.”  Dave Broadbent

“Gutted when I heard this.  Kev was a lovely bloke, always willing to help out at committee, races and other events.”  Martin Clough

Kevin lived at Skelton Woods, near Whinmoor.

For any members wanting to attend the funeral is on Wednesday 28th March at 1pm at St. Nicholas church, Oakwood lane and then on to Killingbeck cemetery. Arrangements for afterwards haven’t yet been finalised.

Kevin will also be remembered as part of the Seacroft Wheelers Memorial Ride on the 22nd April 2018.

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