Meet the Committee
The Fellowship is organised into Regions, who elect their own Secretary, who are part of the National Committee. To hold it all together we also elect National Officers every two years. Former Chairmen also sit on the National Committee, so we can gain from their wisdom and experience (???)
Who's who in the Fellowship
And here they are:
I'm Nicky Partridge, currently Chairman of the fellowship of Christian Motorcyclists. I became a member of the FCM in 1995, shortly after passing my test, thanks to the parents of my best friend at school who knew of it through a friend of theirs. Incurious as I was I did not find this out until I recognised him at my friend's 40th birthday party, some 15 years later. It's a small world! It was friendships already gained in the FCM that kept me riding after my first miserable winter on the bike (Honda Benley 200) and after I worked on the spinal injuries ward at Stanmore..... I have been on some great motorcycling tours overseas with members of the FCM. It is great as most of us already have two things in common (only having one of those things is OK too!) Come and join us!
If you have any questions about "Giving your life to the Lord", or "Baptism, or anything else about Christianity, then please feel free to get in touch with us and we will try to explain it (or put you in touch with someone who can).
Hi, my name is Ric Pirson (pronounced "person") but I'm more often known as Perce. I was born the youngest of six boys, in Middlesex to a motorcycling family.
It's no wonder then that my first bike (of sorts!) came along at my 16th birthday. A Puch Maxi moped. 49cc of raw power! With pedals for extra go! My 17th saw me taking delivery of a brand new blue CZ 175. Eighteen months of commuting into central London saw two accidents, which I & the CZ survived and then the acquisition of a Triumph TR6R, basically a single carb Bonnie, with a Morgo 750cc conversion. It went like the clappers!
Next up was my second brand new bike, a Moto-Morini Strada 500 in steel grey. It was wonderful, so long as the weather was above 4 degrees C, Below that the carbs would ice-up open! Sadly Harrods were not so impressed with the Morini and drove one of their vans over it & me in Knightsbridge. I survived the bike didn't. Next on parade, for 22 years, came a Honda CX500.
Although my ownership of the CX lasted 22 years, I didn't actually have it in my keeping all that time. When finances didn't allow the luxury of the bike, it was lent to a mate who needed it. When it came home it was 7 years older and in a rather sorry state. No matter, I spent far more than it was worth on it and the return of the "grin factor" was complete. 1st September 2001 brought a very clean and shiny Bonneville into my life. Many will testify that since that date I have done all in my power to cure the shininess and it's now generally known as the "great unwashed Triumph".
My Christian life is no less an exciting journey. I first made a commitment at Sunday school at 7 years old and promptly forgot all about it. Moving on from that Church to another where the Cubs met, it was not until I was 21 that I realised all they were telling me about Jesus was true.
Richard (Perce) Pirson.
I go by the name of Robert and have just taken up the role of FCM treasurer again (I was there a few years ago), and am happy to say that we’re still solvent. Health (and age) is now catching up, making long distance riding not so comfortable, but I still love riding around the English and Welsh countryside on my Honda Forza, or any other powered two wheeler I get the opportunity to try.
My name is Sally Rice and I am the Membership Secretary for the fellowship. I am a Maths Teacher (Secondary) in the Suffolk area, but I hail from South East London. My fit of madness recently was to agree to be the Secretary for my church!
I started to ride on an old Honda SS50, moved up to a Yamaha RXS100 and now currently ride a Kawasaki GT 550. Hope to meet you at some point through the year.
I am currently a vacant post, waiting for some keen member of the Fellowship to fill. Any takers, please see the National Secretary who will be more than pleased to tell you all about the job.
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I'm Tim Rice and I get to put together the monthly magazine of the fellowship, Trans:Mission which contains all the latest run adverts and reports from completed runs and generally helps the Fellowship know was, has and is happening.
I have been riding bikes since I was 16, starting off on a NSU Quickly moped. It may not have been stylish, but it was fun! Living and working in the London area makes travelling around on two wheels quite important (if you want to know you can get somewhere in a certain time) so the only breaks in my motorcycling career have been due to finance coupled with dead machinery. Recent changes in my work means that I get the occasional blast around Kent and Sussex at company expense (sorry, to attend client meetings,)
Having joined the Fellowship in 1996, it wasn't until around 2000 that I was able to join in on runs (2 young children taking up a lot of time plus no working bike - it died soon after I joined). Since then, it has been ride after ride of fun and fellowship, gaining friends that you know you can rely on. Being able to share our Christian faith during these events is the icing on the cake. Some outings are tours around the countryside, some to sites ranging from industrial / motor museums to bird sanctuaries and anything in between. We've even organised trips on the Continent. Food is usually liberally mixed in, so if you join us an a run I would be surprised if you went away disappointed.
When I get out on the road it's on a Triumph Trophy 900. Being keen on staying in one piece, I finally passed my advanced test (on two wheels) in June, three days before heading off to India to ride some of the highest road in the world - in the aid of charity of course.....
My wife and I are members at a local Grace Baptist Church in Thamesmead.
Hope to see you on a run at some point through the year.
In a fit of madness at this years AGM I put my hand up and volunteered to take on this role. My last involvement with the FCM Committee was when I was Chair over the Millennium. Let's see what I can do this time round.
My name is Stewart Rice and I am the Web Master for the Fellowship. Any problems with this site end up with me 'cos I built it!
We are constantly trying to add new features to the site so, if you do have a problem, or would like to suggest an improvement, then let me know.