Here we are at the end of another season, and while I wait for a full report from Chris Wickett with regard to the sidecar season, I just want to say a few words with regard to the death of Colin Banks, who has been Chris's passenger for the last few years.
Colin died doing what he loved. He was in a classic sidecar race at the Bob Mac meeting in East Fortune on 17/06/18 and died during the race. This was not due to any kind of accident, Colin just passed away during the race. He has a long history of racing which I am sure Chris will elaborate on later, and he was a great character in the paddock who was known and loved by us all. I apologise that it has taken a while to write about Colin, it has been difficult to know what to say.
We still feel we are all immortal, dicing with death on a regular basis and coming away victorious, but every now and then someone close is snatched away, and the reality of what we do hits home hard. Yet we don't stop, and when we think of Colin and others we have known who are gone, we see them on the sidelines, cheering us on, pushing us that little bit harder, riding with us always.
RIP Colin. x