It is with great sadness that we inform you that Peter Beardmore sadly passed away this morning (Friday 27th October) at 5.00am after he had fought a long battle with cancer.
A former Director of the ACU, Peter contributed so much to the ACU and motorcycle sport in general, he ran the Cheadle AC club, was a former member of the Trials & Enduro Committee and was instrumental in setting up the ACU's Training and Development Panel. Peter was also the East Mids Centre Secretary many years.
Our condolences go to his wife Margaret and family during this very sad time. Details of the funeral will be announced once known. Additional information about Peter’s Motorcycling background, provided by John Hulme
Peter was born on 8th
August 1944 at Ashbourne Hospital.
His involvement with Motorcycle sport began with Marshalling at Darley Moor in 1965 season and as Marshal at Mallory Park in 1967 where he eventually took over as Chief Marshal in the 1980s.
Peter often officiated at many road races and trials on the Isle of Man including being Chairman of the Stewards at the Manx Grand Prix - 2002, 2008, and 2009, the Southern 100 races at Castletown, as well as numerous national and international trials.
His Trials riding career started in 1973 and he took over as Trials Secretary of Cheadle Auto Club in 1974 and then as the club secretary a couple of years later, a post held until 2017. During that time the Cheadle club prospered. He was made Life President of the club when he retired in 2017.
Peter also joined the East Midland Centre Executive committee in 1989 where he held several positions including the Centre Secretary until retiring in 2015 when he was made an Honorary Life Member.
On a National level Peter was elected on to the ACU National Trials and Enduro committee in 1991 and remained on it for the next 13 years. Representing the ACU and the British riders as a Steward and member of the international jury at many World and European rounds being appointed National Steward at numerous national championship events.
He also took on the job of Chairman of the ACU Training Committee and ran the Youth and Ladies National trials squads for over 10 years.
In June 2014 awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday honours list for services to motorcycle sport and to the local community.