My IF riding friend Jam Price just forwarded me the sad news that my friend through bikes Nick Wallis has made the choice to take his own life. I didn’t know the sad news until today and it’s come as a shock. Nick and I always saw eye to eye, even in recent times when his actions distanced him from even some of his oldest friends. At the time many people couldn’t understand his strange and uncharacteristic behaviour. I’m sorry to hear he saw no way out of his current situation.
I have fond memories of cooking teacakes in the Singletrack Office with him and then going out for a cracking ride around Hebden and Tod – on the frozen trails and warm winter sunshine the day after Chipps’ 40th Birthday… (Tim K, Ross, Nick and I were the only ones that made that ride).
This was Wuthering Bikes in 2006:
Nick had many friends who will miss him and his cheeky grin enormously. He will remain very much be in my thoughts.