Brighton area, Sunday 3rd February 2013 - organised by Kyle and Richie. A lovely idea and we would like to thank them so much for doing something like this to remember Steve and thank everyone who took part - there are plans to make this an annual event and you can keep up to date with any latest news on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/R.I.P.Svengalie
The ride took place from Devils Dyke near Brighton, and headed down through Brighton and Worthing then up through some country roads and back to Devils Dyke. The lap was about 40 miles and 17 riders took part. The T.Shirt was made especially for the event by Kyle and Richie, the quote on the back is by Steve and taken from his You Tube channel. (Click pic for a larger image).
Some of the memorial ride videos:
First one by IGCNightmare:
Second by AbandonThatShip:
and the third by MrRichyMoto:
A music event organised by Steve's friends Chris and Paul Morton took place on Sunday 15th April 2012, in Nottinghamshire. Chris, Paul and Steve had grown up together, living just a few doors apart.
A great atmosphere was achieved as everyone came together to enjoy the bands.
The Chase started off the event. An excellent, talented young group.
Outroads, the Sheffield based band had many in tears as they gave their live rendition of their song 'My Angels', this had been one of Steve's favourite songs of late and he and Nicole would turn up the volume and sing at the top of their voices as they drove around! It was also played at his funeral.
See Outroads performance here:
Dreaded Monkey completed the trio of bands, with Paul ending the event by singing a song which he wrote during the emotional time after Steve's death, 'Love (A Falling Star)'. A beautiful and emotive song, thank you Paul.
If you would like to know more about the bands who took part or book them for a performance (we can highly recommend them) see here -
After quite a few rainy and cold days the weather turned dry and warm for this event.
It was great to put names to faces when we met with the riders as they set off from the White Hart pub in Lenton, Nottingham. A big thank you to the owners of the White Hart for letting the boys use the car park to meet up, find out more here- www.whitehartlenton.com
The riders set off on their journey and by the sounds of it they had a great time in Derbyshire visiting some of Steve's favourite off road areas.
Not being bikers ourselves we took the 4 wheel route to Bakewell and met them there later in the afternoon along with Steve's brother and family. It was good to meet up and have a chat with them all over a drink at the pub.
John had gone to a lot of trouble to have some 'Sven Made Me Smile' stickers and the same image on a T Shirt, which he later kindly gifted to me, albeit it very wet and sweaty!! Thanks John! :-) They were a lovely idea and we were moved by such thoughtfulness in you all wanting to remember Steve this way. Love you all.