Not many riding now will remember John Harper, who died recently at the age of 94, his final years spent in a care home as a victim of dementia. He was a well liked and respected member of West Surrey CTC. John and his family were frequent participants in club rides and events during the 1970s to 1990s, he and his wife Polly helping in the running of some of them. His son James says, “the CTC was a very important part of his life, and indeed of all our lives at that time.”
He is in two 1975 photos in http://www.jeggo.org.uk/wsctchistarch/photos.html and in another in an August 1980 entry in http://www.jeggo.org.uk/wsctchistarch/cycletouring.html. Son James is mentioned in 1977 in http://www.jeggo.org.uk/wsctchistarch/sixty1977.html and daughter Emma in 1979 in http://www.jeggo.org.uk/wsctchistarch/news7903.html.
In addition to his children he is survived by his wife Polly, who is also in a care home.