In Memoriam: Chris Burchard

5th November 1948 – 27th March 2024


When I joined the chapter Chris and Lynn were some of the first chapter members I got to know due to how friendly and chatty they were and not just to me but to everyone: it was just their nature.
Chris was an active member of the chapter and I really got to spend time with him at the Big Chill Rally back in 2019 when he volunteered his time happily helping with the marshalling of bikes and standing chatting with everyone as people arrived.
Always smiling, the only time I’ve seen him not smiling was when he was concentrating on Cy’s slow riding course. Chris was such a great supporter of the chapter attending all sorts of events from breakfasts and charity rides to H.O.G. rallies and I got to see how fine he looks in a kilt up in Aviemore at Thunder in the Glens. It’s a testament to his dedication that even after his diagnosis he was there at the December chapter night and more recently at the charity coffee morning. I will miss his smile but cherish my memories.
Bridey x