North and East Yorkshire Endurance Group of GB
Eudurance Group

We will miss you Mike

Mike recieving his canvas of Monty from Chair Bridget BrownWe will miss you Mike!

Mike O’Dowd became involved in endurance 28 years ago, firstly for a couple of years with the West Yorkshire Group and then when the North and East Yorkshire Group formed 22 years ago, he joined and shortly after that he came onto the committee. He has been our Chairman for a time and our treasurer forever! Also for most of that time he was the only man on the committee, trying to keep us ladies under control!

Mike and his beloved Desert Gold, affectionately known as “Monty” (the old brute) were regulars on the endurance circuit from 1986 to 1999, successfully completing 100 rides and clocking up 4755 competitive kilometres.  They competed in the Arab Marathon four times, winning it once and coming a respectable 2nd, 3rd and 7th on the other occasions. After Monty’s retirement Mike and his wife Chris, have been a great asset to ride organisers, vet writing, vet gate stewarding and manning the CB radios at checkpoints.

Thank you Mike, we will miss you!

Mike and his Committee Ladies

Mike and Desert Gold







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