Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Roland Hoffe

My old friend and boss at the famed Bicycle Village Roland Hoffe passed away suddenly on the 18th of May.

Please note that his service is being held in Wellington this Friday morning (29th May) at 11am at the Lychgate Chapel, on the corner of Aro and Willis Streets.

If you knew Roland, please come along - it would be great to see a good turn out to mark the life and the passing of this remarkable man.

Cheers, Oli

6 comments:

Ben Kepes said...

Hey Oli - It must be over 20 years since I saw Roland - and we were just pimply faced youths sent be Antosh to visit "his cousie" Henry at BV to get some hot new Mavic rims....

Man that feels like a lifetime ago now. Might have to go home and have a grab of my Titus grips in memory....

Oli Brooke-White said...

Cheers, Ben. He was a character, that's for sure... :)

Anonymous said...

wow i just realised I've never used any other hangrips on any of my mountain bikes for 20 years....

yep Roland was a big influence!

Oli Brooke-White said...

I know who you are, Anonymous! All that poetry over the centuries and you give it way with one careless comment!

Anonymous said...

whover you think i am that's who i'm not!

Oli Brooke-White said...

No, not them - the other one!