We are so sorry to announce that Nigel Hall-Smith passed away in the early hours of 16th October 2017 in hospital in Stevenage. He is pictured here receiving his CRMC Championship Trophy, which we presented to him just a few days earlier.  
Nigel Hall-Smith with his CRMC Championship trophy in hospital
Poor Nigel has lost his battle against oesophageal cancer and passed away in the early hours of Monday, 16th October 2017. His wife Andye has been with him throughout his stay in hospital and he has been visited there by many friends in recent weeks.  
 
"Having just announced the CRMC Championship results on the website last week, I was pleased to be able to phone and tell Nigel that he had won the Classic 1300 Clubman Twins Championship and he was so pleased. With some great work behind the scenes, our trophy supplier was able to get the trophy engraved and delivered to me within 24 hours and I arranged with Nigel and Andye to present it to him in Lister Hospital, Stevenage last Thursday. Although he was obviously in some pain and discomfort, he was nevertheless very pleased and proud to receive it.  
 
I and many other CRMC members have enjoyed many good races against Nigel over the years and he never gave up, whether on track or off. 
 
We pass on our most sincere condolences to our friend Nigel, who will be much missed in the CRMC paddock.  
 
RIP Nigel 
by Mark George, CRMC Chairman" 
Nigel Hall-Smith receiving his trophy from CRMC Chairman Mark George
Nigel and Andye Hall-Smith
Nigel Hall-Smith - the Champion. RIP Nigel

Funeral Arrangements 

Nigel's funeral will be on Thursday, 2nd November 2017 from 1pm at : 
All Saints Church, 
50 Church St,  
Shillington,  
Hitchin, 
SG5 3LH 
 
There is not much parking at the church, so please try and park elsewhere in the village.  
 
 
 
Please feel free to leave your comments about Nigel and send your condolences to Andye using the form below. Once approved, comments will be published here. 

The Wake 

After the church service there will be a wake at: 
The Cricketers Pub 
107 Arlesey Road, 
Ickleford, 
Hitchin, 
SG5 3TH 
 
If you intend coming to the wake, it would be helpful if you could simply click here to send a quick email message to Claire, who is helping Andye with the arrangements.  
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On 17th October 2017 at 20:15, roy hook wrote:
so sorry to find out that Nigel lost his battle, RIP top bloke ! and my condolences to you Andye, god bless you
On 17th October 2017 at 19:16, Joy and Dave Gill wrote:
A true gent and a great racer. We'll miss seeing him around the paddock. Sincere condolences to Andye. RIP Nigel x
On 17th October 2017 at 18:24, Linda Pettit wrote:
So very sorry to hear Nigel has lost his battle. God has chosen another great racer for his team. He only takes the best. My thoughts are with Andye knowing what she has gone through. RIP Nigel. X
On 17th October 2017 at 11:08, Nigel and Julie (Clark) wrote:
We first raced together in the early 2000's in the group 2 500 class and I even won a few of the battles. But in later years when we raced in the 1300 class you beat me very time! Even so it was fun and a privilege to have been out on track chasing you home.
May Julie and I send our condolences to Andye and the family.
On 17th October 2017 at 03:39, John and Joanne wrote:
R.I.P Nigel free from pain ride with the angles by your side god bless you are thoughts go out to your family friends
On 16th October 2017 at 23:46, Michelle and Ady Armson wrote:
Hi Andye. We can't express how sad we are and can't imagine how sad you must be feeling right now. We've shared some great times in the past and you are an integral part of our racing experience. I can't imagine a paddock without your truck or a race-weekend meal without you there. Love you lots and lots and you know where we are xx
On 16th October 2017 at 22:35, Enirco Daleki wrote:
God bless you all..... RIP Nigel...
On 16th October 2017 at 22:18, Alan Foster wrote:
Nigel was someone who i have raced with for too many years to count . My twin cylinder buddy i will miss you.
My condolences to Andye and family.
On 16th October 2017 at 22:00, Sarah williams wrote:
Nigel, you will be so sorely missed by so many of the racing family. Your constant assistance with helping others wether it be racing, bikes or delivering programmes to every meeting. Who ever you came in contact with will say you were a top bloke. So many memories we will all treasure from the years of knowing you. You will always be a part of each and everyone of us. My dearest Andye. My thoughts are with you always. You have been on such a journey that is heartbreaking our love is with you my darling. Love from myself, dave, Jackie and les peat( mum and dad) xxx
On 16th October 2017 at 21:49, Gary Ryan wrote:
RIP Nigel...you were a lovely man and you will be missed...xx