We celebrate the memory of Keith Thorne. Although he was not a Blood Biker, his family have asked that any donations in memory of Keith are made to our charity. For this we would like to sincerely thank Sally, Bunty and Keith’s family. Rest assured that any donations will be put to good use.
Keith Thorne, affectionately known to many as “Spike”, passed away suddenly on 5th January 2021 aged 81, leaving his wife of 59 years; “Bunty”, 3 daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of friends and family.
Spike was very proud of donating 99 pints of blood, never missing a donation session and often accompanied by one of his 3 daughters who were always fascinated by just how quickly he could fill that bag! He was disappointed not to have been able to meet his 100th pint, but the pinprick test detected something amiss and so saved his life and gave us all a few more years with this kind, considerate and gentle man.
He had ridden motorbikes since his teens, Nortons, BMW’s and Triumphs. A quick nip out on the bike generally meant criss-crossing the country to pop in on one of us for a cuppa and a leg stretch. Planning his route maps for his annual “European Ride-away” with No 8 low-flying squadron for a week of Autobahns, long sweeping curves and a Bratwurst or two. He loved these trips, his last being in 2012 – when he finally had to hang up his Kevlar at the age of 73 years young.
The family would wish to nominate any kind donations be made in Spike’s memory to Derbyshire Blood Bikes.
We wish you safe journeys and thank you for your kindness and support.