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    Default For those who remember Michael Bonney...


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    Very sad indeed. Michael was the person who started Ducati UpNorth, to cater for those Ducatisti in Scotland and the North of England.

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    Very sad to read this today, very humbled about how brave but difficult a decision this must be to make and carry through for all parties involved. It's been a tough 6 years for Michael with some crazy battles with his own body and also the weather, but he has been an inspiration to many with his determination to get out and about in his adapted 'bike'.
    Respect to both Michael and Linzi, I will be raising a glass to you tonight.

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    Heartbreaking news for a man whose strength of character I cant begin to imagine.


    Ride Free, Michael.

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    Shamefully, I lost contact with Mike and Linzi (and all my other Ducati friends) a few years ago.

    For some reason I logged into Facebook yesterday for the first time in many months and Mikes utterly moving post was there waiting for me.

    Such a courageous decision by a brave, brave man, who strove to make the best of a desperately difficult situation.

    Ride on, Gizmo.

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    Michael passed away on Saturday afternoon in a peaceful and dignified manner at home as he wished.

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    No words, just heartbreaking.

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    Brave man

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    Default RIP Gizmo

    Don't know why I stumbled across Ducati Up North tonight for the first time in ages.
    Read this post and feel gutted.
    I still remember the trip to Oban, the Raid the Lakes and the wheelie school.
    Lovely bloke.
    RIP Gizmo

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    Would the committee be willing to make a donation from club funds on members behalf?

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    Great idea Robbie. The club can well afford to and although many of the current members may not have heard of Gizmo, his work in setting up Ducati Up North and helping to get communication between Ducatisti in Scotland played a big part in helping Scott Charles start the Scottish Ducati Club.

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    Yeh, we need to get a contribution organised .
    Really a special guy and needs recognized
    Scott C

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    Just to let you know that Gizmos 'Just Giving' page has got up to 1000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by posiden View Post
    Just to let you know that Gizmos 'Just Giving' page has got up to 1000.
    Did the SDC contribute as requested,
    Scott C

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    Open and very friendly. I am devastated to hear this news. Gone but never forgotten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiz View Post
    Did the SDC contribute as requested,
    Apparently not.

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    Considering, at the very least, this forum would not have existed without Gizmo, I find no contribution to be very inappropriate.

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    its been noted, and will be discussed on Tuesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray wynn View Post
    its been noted, and will be discussed on Tuesday.
    Many thanks. We all assumed the SDC would be respectful and make a contribution. Its a shame it was ignored
    Scott C

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