Amersham in Transition is very saddened by the news that John Curley died suddenly and unexpectedly on 18 January 2012. John was also known amongst AiT regulars and the public in Amersham as Dr Bike. With Ben Sharp he was on St Michael’s Church forecourt during the Tuesday market for many Tuesdays last year – fixing bikes for free for anyone and everyone. He and Ben also ran bike fixing sessions at Little Chalfont school and at several residents’ homes. John was also a great supporter of our involvement with the Low Carbon Chilterns Co-Operative and shared plenty of DIY solutions for home energy efficiency. Most importantly John was an open-minded and thoughtful participant at our group meetings and a cheerful and committed supporter of many of our public events. We are going to miss him greatly.