The UK has taken a pounding with the weather over this prolonged winter and people are still assessing the damage and not entirely out of the woods yet. We send our sympathy to all those affected by the floods.
The sun has graced us with its presence over the last few weeks and it is at that time we are keen to get out there and lay some long awaited tyre on tarmac action.
This is where we put a note of caution in the mix.
I like the quote that has been bandied around on many of the social media pages,
“In this country we used to drive on the left hand side of the road, now we drive on what’s left of the road“!
For all out there who like the freedom of two wheels, please take caution, kerb you speed and keep your vision up. You need to be able to read the road more than ever at this time of the year. As well as the condition of the roads, you also have the increased two wheeled traffic that the four wheeled cage monsters haven’t seen for a good few months.
As for us at Peelers HQ, We are planning our schedule for the year to get as many LEMC functions and ride outs under our belts. Last year was a great year and we hope to build on it again this year.
If you would like to part of this and fit the criteria mentioned on our contact page of this website, then feel free to drop us an email.
We had a ride out on Sunday in the glorious sunshine, with temperatures of 15 degrees, which is barmy for March. We spoke to many other riders on stops whilst out on the route. The majority of the riders, whom we spoke too, knew of our club and that we were Police officers. The interaction was very pleasant and laid foundations for future engagements.
So on that note, Have a safe riding season and hopefully see many of you out on the roads in 2014.
This year has started with sadness for our VP, as his father-in-law died in the first few days of 2014 after a long illness.
Also 2013 was a sad time for a couple of our close friends.
Nock (President- Lost Saints-London Crew) lost his father in March 2013 and his grandfather in November 2013.
Thomas ‘Choc’ (President-Watchmen-MC-California) lost his father on New Year ’s Eve.
We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to Eric, Nock and Thomas.
Our parents make us the men that we are. We owe them so much for helping to keep us on a straight path in life. The rest is up to us, to teach our own children right and wrong and lead them the best we can.
Our friend Luka, (Watchmen-MC) had his own battle in 2013, nearly dying at the hands of diabetes resulting in partially losing his eyesight. Thankfully all appears rosier for the big guy now.
On consulting the Police roll of honour trust we notice that ten British police officers lost their lives in 2013. Three officers being from our home force (Metropolitan Police) and three from the helicopter crash in Glasgow (Police Service of Scotland).
The Lost Saints “Ride to The Wall” 29th September was well attended by Motorcyclists from all walks of life. It was a very sad occasion as two of our MET officers had died in the three weeks leading up to the remembrance ride. Firstly, Pc Shazahan Wadud 08/09/13 and then Pc Andy Duncan 21/09/13. Family and colleagues were in attendance.
This to our Brothers and Sisters in other countries by comparison it may not seem a lot but in our opinion one ‘officer down’, is one too many. If you go by population it is probably quite a high number. As we see on our Face book page, so many officers in the USA pay the ultimate sacrifice. To those officers, Peelers Lemc salute you.
On a happy note, Richie (President-Blue Knights-England 2) made an honest woman of the lovely Angie. May they share a long and happy life together.
For Peelers Lemc, in September, we celebrated our first anniversary. Throughout 2013 we met and gained the friendship of many brothers/sisters from all quarters of the world, we extended the LEMC family. It’s not easy building a club from the ground up. A big thank you to everyone involved.
Brothers and Sisters of the LEMC community, wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2014
It is a sad Day for the Metropolitan Police Service.
Officer Andy Duncan died this morning from the injuries sustained from the hit and run that he was a victim of in the early hours of Friday morning. Our thoughts and prayers go to his wife and two children, colleagues and anyone that knew him.
“Your duty here is done Brother, now Rest in Peace.”