9 Comments

  1. Nudger
    10th September 2018 @ 2:42 pm

    That is indeed very sad news – my thoughts are with his family and close friends.

  2. David Appleton
    10th September 2018 @ 3:59 pm

    I saw Kev recently and he was so brave, still pleasant and joking. Was going to visit again next week. I really just cant believe it. Its so sad. I’ve known Kev for just over 50yrs – since the Widnes Saints SC days. He bought my SX200 when I moved to a GP. We later started the St. Helens Saracens SC. Apart from the scooter side of things we mixed socially. We worked at the same place too Triplex Safety Glass. I have so many memories of Kev – a truly great person. His energy, enthusiasm and passion for whatever he did. My thoughts, love and fondest wishes are with his immediate family, friends in Rainhill, Hilary and all his friends in scootering.

    Your friend, Dave Appleton

    • Mick Murphy
      12th September 2018 @ 2:22 pm

      Must have been the same time as me, Dave I too was in those clubs at the time, the St Helens one suggested by Geoff Collins of Tom Collins fame where we used to hang out on Saturdays. I remember Kevin did not have a scooter had to bum a ride with someone else’s pillion, my wife was in stitches riding behind him ,with his bag of sweets as they rode along, I knew Kevin in those days , but as the scooter racing stopped, I move on to Off Road photography, but bumped into Kevin a few times recently, he actually had a parts fair in Walton Hall sports centre, not far from where I alive I bought a barrel and piston off him there. Came as a complete shock that news on Monday, as I too planned to meet up with him again on Sunday, not to be, and very, very sad, still trying to get to grips with it coming so suddenly, probably meet up at the funeral along with who remains of those old times, Gordon and John, maybe Doug Bartlett…………Condolences to Kevin’s family,…………… his daughters were just school children when I called up all those years ago

      • David Appleton
        14th September 2018 @ 6:59 pm

        Hi Mick,

        I remember you. You are correct in saying Geoff Collins gave us the name Saracens for the St. Helens club. He was a great guy and always gave us a bargain or two! They were really good times at the two clubs, with yourself, Brendan Glynn, Pete Sherwin, Mike Ryan etc. The main man was always Kev though, always the driving force. He will be missed by so many people.

  3. Doug
    10th September 2018 @ 4:28 pm

    An absolute legend who will be sadly missed…thoughts go out to all his family and friends #RIPKEV

  4. martincooke2133
    10th September 2018 @ 4:41 pm

    A great fella, I met him in the late 90’s when I rode with Scunthorpe Pathfinders. A really friendly man who will be greatly missed. Sincere condolences to his family RIP Kev

  5. paul d
    10th September 2018 @ 10:45 pm

    I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting him but I’ve seen his name in print so many times over the years. His place in the scooter world was a big one and I think known by many worldwide. Condolences to his family and friends.

  6. j.sedgley
    11th September 2018 @ 3:45 pm

    It was a very sad day yesterday to hear Kev Walsh had sadly passed away. He will be sadly missed by scooterists including Jan and me, as we had been friends for many years and enjoyed meeting up at his parts fairs and on the Snake pass ride out.

    We send our condolences to his family and friends.

    Janet and Dick Sedgley

  7. Doug Bartlett
    27th September 2018 @ 4:56 pm

    Sad News To hear about Kev only speaking to him a week earlier.Only found out the day after his service That he had passed away.

    Will be having a drink for you Kev.

    God Bless

    Doug.Bartlett

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