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Postby Plipton » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:50 pm


I have just received an email saying that Dr F (Tony Steele) was killed yesterday in a bike accident. My thoughts are very much with his family and friends at this very sad time.

Tony was a great bloke with a wicked sense of humour only a northerner could get away with.

A dear friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.


:cry: ...

Edited to say:

Tony's girlfriend Zoe was kind enough to email me some photos of the 2 of them which are attached below with her permission.

Thank you Zoe and look after yourself. Having spoken to you I know Tony was a very lucky man.





I know these pix will mean a lot to many people.
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Postby weeksy » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:52 pm

Jesus !!!! i was only chatting to him about the MOd/Forum stuff on Friday.

Deeply saddened by this news.

If we can do anything like send a card/flowers i'd be more than happy to do either as an individual or as a 'group'.

RIP fella...
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Postby cjc » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:52 pm

I'm very sorry. Dr F was my favorite.

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Postby superDUKE220 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:02 pm

OMG.... I'm so very saddened by this. I truly will miss Tony :cry:
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Postby Blizzard » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:07 pm

Thats' awful news :(

I've only been here a few days, but Dr F had already been a great help. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family.

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Postby rigga » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:36 pm

Very very sad news indeed,Tony was an integral part of this site with his take on things,and his responces to posts,will be very much missed by all on here ...... thoughts go out to his family and friends at this very very sad time :cry:

RIP Dr F.......

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Postby sdrk » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:43 pm

Bloody hell, I'm gutted to hear that.

Strange, never met the guy, but reading his posts and talking through the forum gives you an odd connection, and it feels like I knew him.


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Postby lockwood » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:05 pm

Very shocked and saddened to read this. Tony, a fellow Yorkshireman, helped me out on more than one occasion, and was always keen and prompt to offer his expertise and knowledge, (and occasional sarcasm!)

The forum won't be quite the same without him!

P.S. Squire's cafe in Sherburn in Elmet has become quite an accident blackspot recently, perhaps the entrance/exit needs re-siting or something?

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Postby weeksy » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:18 pm

Sorry to say but based on his real name, and after discussions with a few coppers, this does indeed to be true.

He was leaving the cafe towards the bridge (i've never been there so only going on what i've been told) the car in front stopped and swerved, he hit the car and ended up being run over by an on-coming car and was killed.

All relatives etc have been informed so i feel i can post up this much information..

Once again, RIP
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Postby collyer » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:04 am

Godspeed, Dr F.

Make sure it's safe for the rest of us, we'll all ride together one day.

RIP. :(
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Postby Joely Boy » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:34 am

RIP Doctor, condolences go out to his family and friends.
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Postby Stobie » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:00 am

This is awful.

I would have liked to have met him.

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Postby Captain Pugwash » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:02 am

Oh shit,that's bloody awful.

I was with a mate a few years back on a trip in France when he died in a similar way.


My thoughts are with his family.


Postby trackadict » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:26 am

My favorite too...we shared the same thinking about orange, and carbon fiber, and his sense of humor/sarcasm.

I remember one post where he and I were battling over CRG bar end mirrors. I will never forget his biggest gripe: you couldn't make out coppers because of the convex shape of the glass :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

I will carry on the jokes and pokes about orange F, don't you worry.


Postby Smokey74 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:46 am

My condolences.. RIP.

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Postby jimbo600 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:26 am

A terrible occurrence. Condolences to all who knew him.

RIP brother

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Postby Sinex » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:54 am

Just really horrible to hear, he contacted me only on Friday to offer some really sound advice, really nice guy, just really sad news, thoughts for his family

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Postby Schnauzer » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:30 am

Very sad to hear, RIP.

I read DR F's posts & respected his opinion, he will be sorely missed. Till we meet again brother.

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Postby Flow with the Go » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:58 am

Sad news indeed.

DrF had helped me with a few things as well.

He will be missed. RIP

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Postby Wier » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:08 am

Gave me chills reading the news..
Top bloke. He will be missed

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Postby darcas » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:55 am

Very, very sad to hear.... was an ameable guy for sure. Thoughts to his family... damn that is very sad.
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Postby mcgiggle » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:36 am

Thoughs go to his family and all who knew him. RIP gezzer
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Postby wrebitup » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:33 am

shitty!...... Dr f was like Yoda ,wise one willing to train any one of us as an apprentice ........his wise and thoughtful input will be missed ,I feel for his family at this time ..........
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Postby Stabak » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:38 am

RIP Anthony :(
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Postby SuperDuke69 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:36 am

Godspeed DR. :( :cry:
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