We are sad to announce the death of Bill Crosby, proprietor of the London Motorcycle Museum and of Reg Allen, the well known motorcycle dealership in West London. He died on the 29th March 2020 and our condolences go out to his family. He was a very knowledgeable person and helped out many a Member.
Bill Crosby was born in 1932 towards the end of April. After various jobs, war service, and a career in plumbing he bought the name and goodwill of Reg Allen motorcycles in 1958. Triumphs were always his main love (motorcycle wise) and Reg Allen became a main Triumph dealer in 1977. He was also an excellent source of spares after the Meriden Co-operative ceased trading.
In 1999, having converted some old stables, Bill opened the London Motorcycle Museum. This remained a popular place for 20 years but unfortunately had to close in October 2019. Reg Allen Motorcycles was set to follow suit.
The local TOMCC Branch (West Middlesex) had always supported Reg Allens and Bill Crosby eventually became the President of the Branch.
Always ready to help out with his extensive knowledge of Triumphs, he will be sorely missed.