Eric Watson J.P. - Certificate of Merit

Eric Watson J.P. - Certificate of Merit

Eric Watson is a lifelong cyclist. A big man in every sense, and professionally a fireman, he joined the CTC in 1978 and as far as our members are concerned he has always been there for us.

Eric has been on the committee of the Bournemouth section continually, serving as Chairman at times. He has served on the committee of the larger Wessex DA too, taking on the Presidency from 1987 to 1990 serving the three year term that we allow. He edited the Newsletter of the Bournemouth section for over 10 years as well as compiling the quarterly runs lists for the different riding groups which he continues to do to this day.

As well as these official posts, Eric has toured extensively and particularly been instrumental in our twinning visits to Normandy forging links between CTC Wessex and the FFCT club in St Lo. Eric has served officially on the Twinning committee of the Borough of Bournemouth which has helped with our connections.

He became a Justice of the Peace after he had retired from the Fire Service.

We salute his efforts and involvement.