Jim Pickering

Jim Pickering - Chris Sharp photo
Jim Pickering on one of his Drayton creations – Photo: Chris Sharp

The trials world was saddened to hear of the passing of Kidderminster’s Jim Pickering on October 4th 2018, best known as the man behind the ‘Drayton’ brand special framed machines that have come to dominate Pre’65 classic trials over the past few years. Jim bravely fought cancer which did not preclude him from riding in trials, the sport he loved.

A talented engineer, always full of enthusiasm and advice, Jim was a regular competitor at classic events countrywide and was overjoyed when Scotland’s Gary Macdonald was the first Scotsman to win the Pre’65 Scottish in 2017 on a Drayton Triumph.

John Moffat of Trials Guru said: “I bought a frame kit from Jim to house a spare BSA B40 motor I had lying under the bench. He could not be more helpful with advice. He was a very friendly, open gentleman who I enjoyed very much conversing with when we met. He will be greatly missed in the sport.”

Trials Guru send it’s sincere condolences to his widow, Jayne and the Pickering family.

Jim’s funeral will take place on 18th October, 2018 at 15.30 hrs at the Wyre Forest Crematorium. The family have requested casual dress code with jeans acceptable. Please, family flowers only. Donations if desired, to West Midlands Air Ambulance & Millbrook Suite , Kidderminster Hospital.

5 thoughts on “Jim Pickering”

  1. A great lose to his dear family and BSA – Drayton Trials. I knew him for years but never saw the light until 3 years ago. He built my first C15 before his initial treatment then I was taken out for 12 months. I then came across another C15 engine this year and the second BSA was born, again built by Jim. After 12 months off the bike I’m raring to go but he has been taken away from us all – so unfair………… but we know your watching.
    Jim we will all miss you – thanks buddy #youralegend
    RIP Jimbo

  2. A very sad loss Jim helped us loads with advice when we started trials. RIP Jim.
    From the Tubby Trials Team.

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