David ‘Tubby’ Allinson 1935 – 2016
A true enthusiast of trials passed away on 25th March, David Allinson from Reeth, affectionately known in the sport as ‘Tubby’ was a prime mover for many years in the Richmond Motor Club, having been a rider and event organiser.
Tubby was also a great supporter of not only the Scott Trial, but also was an observer at the Scottish Six Days when teamed up with Ripon members, Keith & Judy Blythe.
Allinson was instrumental in the Richmond club taking over the running of the Scott Trial on behalf of the Yorkshire Centre ACU in 1991. A weighty decision for the club at that time, but Tubby was insistent and the Scott Trial has been run by the Richmond club ever since. He was a past Scott Trial secretary and treasurer,
David, as well as being a committee member, was also a regular master of ceremonies at the Scott Trial presentation of awards evening, post trial.
Having celebrated his eightieth Birthday in August 2015, David was the Richmond club’s longest serving member.
The club presented Tubby with an Honorary Lifetime Membership and a specially commissioned gold Scott spoon in recognition of his dedicated service and positive contribution to Richmond Motor Club and the sport since 1958.
David had held most of the club’s roles during his long membership, including that of Chairman, President and also President, Yorkshire Centre ACU.
Tubby played an active role in the Richmond club, being one of the prime movers behind the creation of the Reeth Two Day Trial, which was dreamed up over a pint in Fort William. Over the years, this has evolved into the very successful three day event it is now.
The funeral arrangements are as follows: Funeral service at St. Andrew’s Church, Grinton, Richmondshire at 1.00 pm on Monday 4th April.
May we convey our sincere condolences to his family, son Robert and daughters Andrea and Tracey.
On October 22nd 2016, the Scott Trial will be missing an important component and the void created by the passing of David ‘Tubby’ Allinson will be noticeable.