JOHN MOORE 1935-2013
January 3 2013.


The directors of Moore Large & Co Ltd. and the Moore family have today announced the news that John Moore passed away peacefully on the 1st of January 2013 at the age of 77.

John Moore was a great visionary within the bicycle industry. Having joined his father's bicycle retail business in the early 1950's, John was the driving force behind the company's expansion to 20 plus stores through the 1960's and early 70's.

In 1974 Moore Large & Co Ltd. was founded, the company distributed Puch motorcycles and bicycles, with John being one of the first to venture to the Far East to source bicycle accessory products. In 1986 John took the pioneering step to be the first to import complete bicycles into the UK from China.

John was seen as one of the giants of the bicycle industry in the UK and was a true gentleman. He was respected by all who knew him and was a mentor and inspiration to many who have worked alongside him over the years.