Sorry to be recording the sudden death of Jim Hudson, a member of the White Peak Ranger Group, especially since he was with us in Matlock less than two weeks ago at the Tour of Britain, and also on the ride at Carsington a couple of days later.
He was an enthusiastic cyclist and campaigner, who I first came into contact with some years ago before he joined Sustrans, when he was badgering the Council in Uttoxeter to put in a cycle path to link R549 alongside the A50 at Dove Bridge, to the town centre. This path is now in place and will always remind me of Jim.
He joined the White Peak Ranger Group and worked tirelessly to further the interests of Sustrans.
Living in Ashbourne, he took a particular interest in NCN R68 between Ashbourne and Etwall, as well as the Tissington Trail and the developing routes further North.
The quintessential "what you see is what you get" person, Jim passed away on his eightieth birthday, and in a strange way this seem typical of the man who always did things in a precise and exact fashion and lived for exactly eighty years. Not a day less nor a day more.
He was also a member of Derby Cycling Group, travelling further than most to attend the monthly meetings.
No question about it, he will be sadly missed.
28 Sept. 2015
Jim's funeral at Markeaton Crematorium 2.40pm Wednesday 7th October
No black, No flowers.
Collection for East Midlands Air Ambulance which once rescued Jim after a cycling accident.