Pete Duffell Memorial Ride and Lunch Oct 14th 2015.

             Pete Duffell 1943 - 2015.

     Sadly Pete lost his long battle with cancer recently and will long be remembered

     by his ASB fellow bikers and was and and always will be an inspiration to us all.

​ASB members at the Pete Duffell memorial ride in the hills near Sao Marcos de Serra. (Photo by Michael Jensen)

No words from me can add to this email sent to me by Pete's wife Rosalinde.

Dear David

and all who attended this tribute to Pete.

What can I say - it was a great ride today for Pete and very emotional for me.

Today, although not alone, I did have time to think during the ride and to remember

so much of what Pete talked about when he returned from his rideouts.

I now understand why Pete always came home with a broad grin on his face -

it is truly exhilarating and I found the whole experience something I would like to repeat. 

The sense of freedom and being closer to nature was new to me and something I really did enjoy.

My thanks go to you especially for organising the event,and Joachim - who gave me a terrific ride

on his VW trike back to Silves after lunch as well as a great ride in the morning,

and all the other participants who made my day so special - something I will never forget.


I feel I have acquired a new family - everyone was so kind and made me feel so welcome -

thank you one and all and thank you for the lovely words so many of you wrote in Pete's tribute book.

I will treasure them.

With my thanks once again for a wonderful tribute to my beloved Pete.