We're consciously upbeat on the Sideburn blog, there's enough bad news everywhere else for us to be peddling it too, but I couldn't not post the terrible news that Frank Boast, Pete's dad, was killed when a car knocked him off his Ducati earlier this week. Franco (as I was told to call him) was a lovely fella. I saw him countless times at the short track races, where he'd be helping Pete and Jackie with the bikes and making the meeting happen. I also saw Franco virtually every time I went to Cadwell, as he'd there watching the racing or helping mates.
It was always great to see a dad and lad still doing so much together. He really was a bloke who'll be missed by everyone who met him.
A service will take place at Washingborough Crematorium, Lincoln on Thursday 30th Sept., at 11.10am and all are welcome. GI