Eric Adcock dies

We are saddened to report that Eric Adcock, the famous Dot factory Rider, ACU President of the North Western Centre and long standing ACU official and President of the Dot Owners Club passed away peacefully at his home in Manchester on Wednesday 18th March 2020.

Adcock E 1966 SSDT
Eric Adcock in the 1966 Scottish Six Days, negotiates the Caillich Path high above Kinlochleven

He remained loyal to the DOT marque having been born into a motorcycling family, taking up the sport of trials in 1952, finishing tenth overall and taking the best novice award in the Oldham Ace Trial.

Adcock 1955
Eric Adcock with his DOT at the finish of the 1955 Scottish Six Days Trial, with Jeff Smith looking pensive.

He was also sent a 350cc Matchless from Hugh Viney at the AMC factory in October 1959 to evaluate, but returned it soon after, preferring the two-stroke DOT.

Eric Adcock aboard WJJ578 on Hawks’ Nest in Derbyshire where he tested the Matchless against his DOT – Photo courtesy of Eric Adcock

He also declined an offer in 1956 from Norman Cycles in Kent.

1966 Weigh In Adcock
1966 – Weigh in at the 1966 Scottish Six Days

Eric’s funeral will be held at Agecroft Crematorium, Salford on Wednesday, 25th March at 2.20pm.

Due to the current Corona Virus Emergency it is understood that there are guidelines in place which limit severely the number who can enter the crematorium chapel for the service and this will be limited to family members
Trials Guru extend our sincerest condolences to Eric’s widow, Dorothy and his family.

5 thoughts on “Eric Adcock dies”

  1. We in motorcycling have lost one one of the nicest, most unassuming and top quality trials riders in the uk. I had the privilege of being associated with him when I also rode DOT’s In the early 1950’s. Heaven will be an even nicer place now with Eric in the team. RIP old friend. I will miss you. Tommy Robb.

  2. Eric rode DOTS very well for years in SSDT.and every where else found him a very pleasant talk to.RIP.Jock McComisky.

  3. thank you so much for all which has been said regarding my dear husband
    Eric Adcock he will be remembered by so many people.

  4. I fondly remember Eric from early days at the Shaw & Distric mc, I was 17 at the time wishing I could ride like him. Steve Childs age 73 Chadderton Lancs.

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