Date: 19 July 2019

It is with great sadness that we must announce the untimely death of Rupert Copping.

Following a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease, Rupert sadly passed away. Rupert was a stalwart of the Classic Motocross scene, competing both here in GB and abroad on his CZ machine. His riding career started at a young age in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire area. Over the years he was also members of several scrambles and motocross clubs, helping to run many events. Rupert was passionate about his classic racing and the classic motocross machines. As well as competing on an individual level, Rupert also competed for both England and Scotland in the Classic MX Des Nations on several occasions. In the close-knit family of classic racing Rupert will be sorely missed. We pass on our love and thoughts at this sad time to Rupert’s family and friends.

Rupert’s funeral will be held on Wednesday 31st July at 2:30pm at the Forest of Dean crematorium near Cinderford, Gloucestershire, GL14 3HU, dress code is anything you wish to wear, the family would love see motocross race shirts if people wish to wear them. Everybody is invited back after the funeral to the Speech House Hotel, GL16 7EL.

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