Geoff Steele

Geoff Steele
Geoff Steele

It is with deep regret and sadness to inform you all that Geoff Steele passed away at 16:30 on Sunday 19th October 2014 at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Geoff was involved a motor vehicle accident on 27th September. Whilst riding his R1100S along Marsh Lane Oxford, he was in collision with a motor car. Full details of the accident are yet to be fully disclosed at this time as it is still under investigation by Thames Valley Police.

Geoff had been critically injured during the accident and had been in Intensive Care Unit.

Geoff has been a long standing member of The BMW Club as well as classic clubs such as the AJS & Matchless Club, Vellocette Owners, as well as being an accomplished and advanced motor cycle rider.

Our thoughts are now with Martyn and his family.

As details of the family requirement for the funeral arrangements are made available, we will provide a further update.

Geoff Steele in Brittany with K100RS 8V
Geoff Steele in Brittany with K100RS 8V


Author: drdrsteve

9 thoughts on “Geoff Steele

  1. A great chap he will be sadly missed, my thoughts are with the Family at this very sad time.


  2. Mo & I are devastated at this terrible news. Geoff was a long time and close friend from our RAF days and the club. After a long and successful battle with cancer during which Geoff never lost his sense of humour or stopped riding one or other of his beloved motorcycles this seems that much more unfair. Ride with the stars Geoff.

  3. Geoff will be very much missed for his love of motorcycles and his sense of humour. A dedicated motorcyclist to the end and supporter of the Oxford section. I will never forget his account of machining a bicycle shank into a temporary conrod for one of his Velocette in an local bicycle shop whilst on a European trip!

  4. I first met Geoff when I joined The BMW Club some 7 years ago. We met at a ‘meet’ in Uffington, started chatting and bonded immediately. As we both lived in Carterton, we rode back together with myself taking the lead. We stopped outside Geoff’s house, where he asked if he could lend me a video tape on bike riding and road positioning. As I had only just returned to motorcycle riding after many years, my positioning was as if I was still in a car. A polite way of saying my riding was crap LOL!
    Geoff has been so helpful and a great friend in the short time I was privileged to have known him. This is all very painful right now. I’m going to miss him so much

  5. Wendy and i felt so sad on hearing this news.It was very upsetting . Geoff was a true gentleman and always a friendly face whenever we met.
    Forget the ‘pipe and slippers ‘ image , as he was really outgoing and had amazing motorcycle knowledge . He will be missed. Our deepest condolences.

  6. What more can be said about a Club Member of such long standing. Geoff was one of those members who came and went quietly. One of a kind who was willing to help with motorcycle stuff and greet new faces to the Club. A valuable member who you don’t miss until he is not there, now that he is not with us that unassuming figure will have left a bigger than life gap. A privilege to have known Him. Ride in Peace Geoff

  7. Building on what Mike said above, Lillian and I were those new farces not many years ago and Geoff had no hesitation in welcoming us and speaking as if we had been friends for years. He made me feel happy, every time I met him I always felt better for it, he had that kind of personality. He introduced me to the pleasures of single malt whiskey and I will remember him every time I “try” to enjoy a small glass of Laphroaig, it’s an acquired taste, not yet acquired…. It was a great pleasure to have known you Geoff and my thoughts are with your loved ones.

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