The Loss Of John Brittain

We regret to report that Trials Legend John Brittain has passed away after a short illness. John was born at Wombourne near Wolverhampton in 1932, his father Vic was a trials and TT rider winning many Gold Medals. John was a legend in motorcycle trials winning 13 Gold Medals in the International Six Days Trial, he was a member of the winning team in 1953; the last time Britain won the event. He also won the Scottish Six Days and the Scott Trial on two occasions and was British Trials Champion and British Experts winner, winning over 50 National Trials in a career which spanned twenty years.

He rode for the DMW and James factory teams but will be most remembered for his association with the Royal Enfield brand where he enjoyed most of his success and remained an ambassador for the Royal Enfield until his death.

In later years he became a dairy farmer at Ramshorn in Staffordshire, actively involved in the business until very recently. He is survived by brother Pat, wife Wendy and daughters Heidi and Trudi.

John was a true gentleman who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

His funeral will be held on Monday March 25th at St Peter's Church, Ellastone, Staffordshire. DE6 2HB, starting at 11 am.