We are very sorry to hear of the death of Dave Benson who was a Life Vice President of our Club. He was also our Marque Specialist on Villiers engined Motorcycles, as well as our Technical Officer. He will be missed by us all.
Dave served as a Committee Member and Treasurer for many year and was made a Life Vice President on his retirement.
Member Bernard Stevens shares these memories of Dave:
I was sad to hear of the passing of Dave Benson yesterday! Dave was a member of the club when I joined 40 years ago.I have to admit not knowing Dave too well but obviously our paths did cross in those years I found his knowledge of all things bike especially Francis Barnet was impressive. On a Chiltern 100 run someone had left their spot on a large roundabout by Luton Airport !Dave took over the lead and took at least 50 miles before we got back to Polluxhill with Dave saying "I thought I would take you the quick way back!" Another year 2007 Dave took part in the West Kent run on a home made special called a 'Walker Bull Dog Pup' a very low rider ,solid rear end, but powered by a 1000 cc JAP V twin. My last meeting with Dave was at the end of the BTSC 90th anniversary run to the Surrey Oaks pub in 2019 where we enjoyed a pint together! great guy ! and will be missed.