Bike Naming Ceremony 10th April 2010

posted 15 May 2010, 03:41 by Tim Owen   [ updated 19 May 2010, 11:01 ]

The ST 1300 Pan European owned by SERV H&B was officially named recently by the Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield - Kim Langley in a poignant ceremony held at Predator Motorcycle store in The Mundells, Welwyn Garden City.

Mrs Marta Cox, Pete's widow, also agreed to be there as Kim unveiled the cover over the front wheel arch to reveal "In Memory of Peter Cox."  Our thanks go to Neil - the sign writer - also part of the Predator team who gave his time and materials for free.

The picture below shows Marta aboard the bike and was only her 2nd time in her life sat on a motorbike.

Mayor Kim Langley and Marta Cox delicately unveiling the new name of the bike.

There it is, in all it's glory.

Neil Langley, husband and mayoral escort, surprised all present by donating his highly professionally decorated leather motorcycling jacket - seen here being closely inspected by the Chairman/Co-ordinator, Steve Washington. 
The jacket was decorated by a girlfriend of Neil's many years ago and is in pristine condition and will be valued on the 
Antiques Road Show presentation in July this year to be held at Hatfield House, hopefully we may even get on the telly with it?   

Final curtain call on the day shows Kim, Marta and most of the SERV H&B members who attended whilst the owner of 
Predator kept his surprise until last, announcing that he will reduce his charges by 20% on all MOT's and servicing to all 
SERV H&B personnel's bikes, on production of their ID Card - whoopee!

Pictures kindly taken both by Anthony NYE & Ian LARMAN