Peter Fletcher 1937-2021

1962 SSDT – Peter Fletcher (Royal Enfield 249cc) on ‘Foyers’ – Photo: Norman Hawkins, Abergavenny

Peter Fletcher, the former Royal Enfield works trials rider has passed away aged 83 years at his home at Nidd, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire on Friday, 22nd January 2021.

Fletcher who was nicknamed ‘Fearless Fred’ was a motor dealer from Leeds, son of road racer Frank Fletcher from whom he inherited the business.

Peter Fletcher (Left) with Arthur Lampkin and Tom U. Ellis from Ripon at the Scottish Six Days weigh-in at Gorgie Market, Edinburgh – Photo: David Wood Archive, Bradford

Peter did his National Service along with BSA factory star, Arthur Lampkin and they remained friends for life.

Fletcher formed OSSA Moto UK in 1970 with partner Alan Kimber to import the OSSA trials and enduro machines from Barcelona, Spain when Mick Andrews was their official factory rider. Fletcher formed the OSSA Moto UK trials team comprising of Andrews, Dave Thorpe and Bill Wilkinson.

No details as to Peter’s funeral arrangements were available at this time.

Five giants of off-road motorcycle sport: Left to right – Jeff Smith OBE; Peter Fletcher; Gordon Jackson; Alan ‘Sid’ Lampkin & Arthur ‘Ping’ Lampkin – Photo courtesy of Colin Bullock/CJB Photographic

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