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Kevin's last lap - pictures

Silverstone parade lap dummy grid

Kevin's family would like to say a huge thank you to all who made Friday night such a success. They very much appreciate all your help and support.

The parade laps around Silverstone started off the event, thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part, and by all who watched from the paddock. It was a fitting tribute to Kevin, who's family heavily associate him with the track. Caroline absolutely loved her own lap, which saw her get on a bike that day for the first time in over 20 years.

Kevin's last lap - 9th August at Silverstone

It's all on - Friday 9th August 2013, Silverstone - an evening to remember. Drag yourselves along, everybody else is. Find out more details and buy your tickets here: Kevin's last lap at Silverstone, 9th August 2013.

As a way of a remembering Kevin Ash his wife Caroline and MCN Road Tester Adam Child have come up with `Kevin`s Last Lap`, which will be held at Silverstone International Circuit on Friday August 9th 2013 from 4pm onwards.
There will be an auction in aid of the Kevin Ash Fund (set up for his daughters` education) which will be hosted by BBC F1 presenter Suzi Perry, a personal friend and colleague of Kevin who worked with him at the Telegraph.
The evening will start off with the chance for you to ride your bike around the Silverstone International Circuit. There are 300 spaces available for the lap, and this will be decided on a first-come-first-served basis. This lap will not cost any extra to the ticket price of a £5 donation.

Following in Papsie's wheel tracks

Kirsten, middle daughter, has been doing a stint at MCN, where she is known simply as 'Ash', and has had her first article published
Suzuki launches new V-Strom 1000 website - By Kirsten Ash.

Ash on Bikes motorcycle gear garage sale shop now live

After many hours sifting through the garage, taking pictures, searching the internet for descriptions and wondering how much things are going to cost to package up and post, we can now announce that we are ready!
Come and check out the Ash on Bikes motorcycle gear garage sale shop.
It's first come, first served, so get in quick.
We are only geared up to dispatch to the UK, but if you are desperate for something to be dispatched abroad, then send an email.

Auction at Silverstone

On the 9th August 2013 keep your Friday night free and head down to Silverstone racetrack to bid in an auction in aid of the Kevin Ash Fund. A ride-in will take place into Silverstone and a commemorative lap will be open to anybody who wishes to take their bike around the circuit (but get your tickets quick because the spaces are limited). The auction will follow and then live music.

Kevin Ash (1959 -2013) - Tributes from friends and colleagues

Erin Baker, Head of Motoring for the Telegraph Media Group, delivering her tribute at Kevin Ash's funeral

.... by Erin Baker


Ten days after Kevin died, I gave birth to my second son. It's been a stark reminder of that old cliche, but nonetheless profound truth, that life goes on.
Since my son was born, Caroline and I have been emailing each other at strange times of the night, me because I'm kept awake by a squawking baby, Caroline because she has had an overwhelming mountain of stuff to organise, so this tribute to Kevin is just as much a tribute to Caroline, a formidable woman; as she told me - I am Kevin, just female and a lot, lot shorter.

Kevin Ash (1959 -2013) - Tributes

Caroline and Laurien

By Caroline

My Kevin, I have lived with you for many years, but not nearly enough.

I remember so clearly the first time I saw you. I fell in love with you and our relationship began without any hesitation.

My fondest memories of those early days are always of you arriving on your bike to pick me up- both of us enjoying the mad fast bike journeys together (we were often late). I remember clearly seeing you ride towards me over the bridge and each time it filled me with so much joy.

Kevin Ash (1959 -2013) - the Eulogy

Kevin Ash: 1959 - 2013

A Service to Celebrate the life of Kevin Ash
Held on Thursday 28th of February 2013 at 1.30pm
In the South Chapel Oakley Wood Crematorium

The Eulogy:

Kevin was born on the 10th of December 1959 in Ilford, to his parents Margaret and Dennis. The family would be complete when Margeret and Dennis celebrated the arrival of Kevin`s sister Elizabeth.

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