A sad but uplifting day, with 9 club members taking time from work to have one last ride with Lyn and celebrate his life.
The riders made their various ways to the Royal Oak at Yattendon, joining riders from other clubs (predominantly Newbury Road Club, of which Lyn was a mainstay of the midweek OGRES group) ready for the cortège ride down to Thatcham. It was a stunning sight - so many riders out, united by their love for riding and their fond memories of Lyn.
In a manner that Lyn would have heartily approved of, the cortège would its way down narrow lanes, swallowing up a sonorous matte black Lamborghini in the midst of the peloton, and causing chaos once or twice. Nobody minded - it was that sort of ride. Arriving at the West Berkshire crematorium, the sun shone, and the spectacle of so many riders was, well, spectacular.
The funeral service was a humanist service, which was sombre, but also happily reflective of the full and fulfilling life that Lyn led, and heavily featured children and grandchildren delivering readings, poetry and even a little jazz. Special thanks to Neil Taylor from Newbury Road Club for bravely holding the service together.
When it was all over everyone gathered outside before dispersing, many back to the Royal Oak at Yattendon for drinks, nibbles, and memories.
Farewell Lyn - you gave us all many happy moments at Corallian CC.
Rest In Peace