Classic bike racing legend dies in home town after collision with car
Father to classic bike racer Lea, Mr Gourlay, aged 59, died when his Triumph motorbike was in collision with a car near his home town of Worksop.
The driver of the Rover car, a 31-year-old Worksop man, was not hurt in the crash.
Posted: 07/04/2008 at 16:03
I never knew the guy, but it is a shame.
I guess the lesson here, to me anyway, is to always take care on the roads. As a racer he was probably a very competant rider.
Posted: 07/04/2008 at 17:36
Rob always stopped for a little chat on his way in the assembly area and always had a smile.
Posted: 07/04/2008 at 21:44
Both Rob and Lea were/are a shining example of motorbike riders. Rob will be sadly missed at not forgotten.
My heart goes out to all of his family at this horrible time.
Posted: 08/04/2008 at 12:49
Posted: 08/04/2008 at 12:52
Never good to hear!
Posted: 08/04/2008 at 16:10
Very sad indeed.
From what I've read, he was hit by an allegedly drunk Polish driver, who was on the wrong side of the road.
If true, not a lot to be surprised about.
Posted: 08/04/2008 at 23:11
Watched him race at Cadwell last season.Gutted.
Posted: 09/04/2008 at 09:28
Posted: 09/04/2008 at 10:09
a sad, sad day...
Posted: 09/04/2008 at 14:23
Posted: 09/04/2008 at 17:31
Always remember the open face helmet a proper racer will be sadly missed.
My heart goes out to all your family
Posted: 09/04/2008 at 17:53
Rob was one of the friendliest people you could meet.
His passion for bikes just shone out of him.
We have lost a true gentleman racer.
My deepest sympathy is with all his family and many close friends, that he should survive so many scorching laps and then be lost in a traffic accident.
IFor those of you that knew him as a CRMC racer : http://www.crmc.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=186
I first met Rob back in 1992 when I was racing with the FRC, he was a seriously hard rider who inadvertently taught me everything I knew about fairing bashing and 'being a bit intimidating'. He was also a gentleman and had many a story to tell. Haven't seen him since about 3 years ago when he was racing at Scarboro. The news has come as a big shock.
Condolences to all of his family.
Posted: 11/04/2008 at 18:21
what a great loss to Roberts family and friends
Posted: 24/08/2008 at 19:35
edited for the sake of peace
Posted: 24/08/2008 at 21:05
Big Nige you really are an arse. Do you really think that is a suitable reply for such a title thread.......I like controversy but this is unreal.
My condolensces to anyone who knew the rider, thanks.
Posted: 24/08/2008 at 22:27
Actually I've no idea who "you know" is and it can be read in a few ways but I'll edit everything just in case.
In my defence, so many jump in here, put up one badly laid out post with nothing in their profile that it all gets a bit tiresome.
Anyway, sorry if I upset some delicate souls.
Posted: 24/08/2008 at 22:30
you know wrote (see)
Hey babe i miss you so much think about you every day why did i have to love you so much since the age of 15 you where with me in my dreams my heart you was the one for me as you know anyway i will look for you when i leave earth god bless you babe xxxxxxxxx
That so sweet,
sorry for your loss, and I hope he can hear you, I'm sure he can, god bless you
and well, you know
Posted: 24/08/2008 at 23:06
It's a very sad reminder of how dangerous the Public Highway is.
When you think of the many talented, Professional Bike Riders that have lost their lives over the years, it just shows how careful we all need to be?
My wife is always pleased to hear my Bike pulling back into the driveway.
Posted: 24/08/2008 at 23:10
Biposto wrote (see)
Posted: 24/08/2008 at 23:40
Posted: 24/08/2008 at 23:42
Posted: 02/04/2013 at 22:28
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