Friday, January 7

Goodbye my friend

By now you may have heard the very sad news that Johnny Routledge died on Wednesday 5 January. You may have known him as 'Slowrider' on the Jockey Journal and elsewhere.

He was a gifted engineer, bike builder, photographer... and a very bright, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, sparky and entertaining individual.

He was the only other person with his own GKM business card and his contributions to the magazine over four years were always top quality, born of his passion for all the old gearhead stuff we love.

I am gutted he's gone, as are all the many friends he made across Europe.

RIP JR. 11.12.67 - 5.1.11.

UPDATE: Johnny's funeral will take place on Monday 17th January at 09.40 in the Carlisle Crematorium, to be followed by a gathering at The George Hotel, Penrith.

The family has asked that the different facets of Johnny's life be represented in the following way:

CSI colleagues to wear CSI uniform
Uniformed officers to wear their uniforms
Friends to wear bright clothing

There will be a motorcycle procession along the A6 from Stoneybeck roundabout, through Dalston to the Crematorium. Motorcyclists gathering just before 09.00, if you wish to join in.

The ceremony will be non-religious and a celebration of his life and what Johnny meant to everyone.

Photo: Adam Bolton for GKM

14 comments:

DicE Magazine said...

A sad time indeed mate. RIP Johnny.

Hermann said...

Shit. I didn't know. Johnny was a really nice bloke.
RIP mate

Keyser said...

!!!!
Johnny,run your bike through the stars
RIP man.
Loran

Leedog said...

Still cant believe it mate,Your sorrow is shared by everyone who knew Jonny,he was such a lovely bloke,my sincere condolences.

Stevie.. said...

I'm very saddened indeed Guy, he was such a nice fella, God and peace be with you Johnny see you on the other side

lovestory said...

Im really sorry to hear that Guy
my condolences go out to his friends and family

Nobbi said...

Rest in peace!!!

missinglink said...

I`m really shocked and saddened to read this . I only knew Johnny through the internet , but he always seemed a really great bloke . RIP Johnny . My best wishes to his loved ones .

Basher said...

Never met Johnny, wish i had.... from what i've read on other blogs/forums he was a top bloke.

R.I.P.

Blue said...

Only just caught up. Damn. Damn damn damn damn.

Too soon.

Carla said...

Good luck to his next journey, may he ride there as he ride here.

buzz said...

Sorry to hear about your friend.
R.I.P

Spindle said...

gutted, i knew johnny as a friend also, i cant comprehend this terrible news, i'm totally gutted, miss ya and luv ya brother.

Aaron said...

Sorry Guy. RIP Johnny.