Obituary – Roland (Roly) Scarce

Sadly, Roland (Roly) Scarce passed away in January. Roly was a member of the NACC for many years after being introduced to the club by Ray & Mark Gibb. Roly took part in many club runs (including two long trips – the 2010 Side to Side and the 2012 Land’s End to Lowestoft runs), as well as a couple of Coast to Coast runs. He particularly enjoyed the NACC National Rallies and the Sars Poteries events in France.

He was a founder member of the East Coast Pedalers section of the NACC and, although we parted ways with the NACC a few years ago, we continue to meet up informally for a few runs and rides to local shows throughout the year. Up until very recently Roly would often be seen acting as ‘back-up’ in his blue Ford Transit van still taking an active interest in our events – despite ill health preventing him from riding himself.

Roly’s sharp wit and his love of life was infectious and he will be much missed by everyone. Later in the year the East Coast Pedalers will hold a memorial run in Roly’s honour.

Carl Squirrel

Roly when acting as backup for Carl Squirrel’s 2013 Le Jog