Dave Ryan was a member of OUCC for many years in the 1990’s, who was tragically killed by on oncoming motorist in Albany, USA, in summer 2004. A quietly spoken character could not hide his affection for adverse conditions and exceptionally long, hard rides, particularly if he was allowed to go on the front for the whole duration. Modesty prevented most of his fellow cyclists realising he got the top first in his year, and at the time of his death he had just been given a big grant from the American Health Department to work on the next generation of MRI cancer scanners. Dave’s dependable, polite demenour will be missed as much as his back wheel in the headwind past Stadhampton. More information and a great picture of Dave in his Dunlopillo top holding a glass of wine is on his club’s website or at his memorial website.