April 15 2004. There's a new man heading the motorcycle side at Morris Lubricants. Jim Potter comes with a retail background selling agricultural machinery and sporting experience of car rallying and bike endures.

He tells that he was visiting his doctor about shortage of breath and an X-ray revealed a broken sternum and cracked bone in his arm. Apparently hitting a tree may have contributed. His wife was newly pregnant and a doctor wise beyond the requirements of the NHS told him: "You're starting a family. I think they'd like to have a father." At which stage Jim's motorcycle competition career came to an end. The man is clearly one of us.

Morris Lubricants of Shrewsbury are on 01743 232200.