Helen Juden writes:
We are very sorry to report that Paul Holmes passed away on 8 December from the effects of a brain tumour.
Paul started cycling with Notts CTC in the 1970s and even as a schoolboy was known for his affection for a traditional style of riding, loving the simplicity of fixed wheel.
Later he studied economics at Durham University, where he was a contemporary of Kevin Mayne, former CTC Director.
Paul moved to Surrey and took up a teaching post at Godalming College. He rode with the Hardriders and was fond of exploring the UK by bike, staying in Youth Hostels.
Approaching retirement, Paul was looking forward to becoming a volunteer seasonal Youth Hostel warden. Sadly, his plans were thwarted by the incidental discovery of a brain tumour affecting his balance. After surgery he experienced some improvement and was able to meet up with one or two rides, before his final illness.
We send our condolences to his wife, Sue, and daughters Chloe and Lizzie.
The funeral is at 12 noon on Friday 23 December at the South Downs Natural Burial Ground at the Sustainability Centre, East Meon, and afterwards at the Devil’s Punchbowl Hotel, Hindhead.
Picture: Paul meeting the Sunday Riders at Kirdford in July 2016