THE Halstead and District Motor Cycle Club have announced the death of their vice-chairman.

Graham Garrod, who was also know by the nickname Chic, died on March 31 after a long illness.

As well as playing the role of vice-chairman of the Halstead club, he was involved in many roles during his time as the clerk of the course.

Those roles included stewarding, marshalling, scrutineering and noise monitor.

He was a valued member of the club and could always be found helping with track work before and after meeting at the Little Loveney Hall course in Wakes Colne.

His funeral is due to be held on Friday, April 20 at 2.30pm at Wickham Market Church in Woodbridge.

Mourners are asked to avoid wearing black and instead wear colours or motor cross gear.