I used to ride with Derek, Bet, and Dave Orford (to name a few), every sunday from 1994 till about 2010 wish. They were nicknamed "The Autumn Tints". I was 38 when I started, and Derek used to call me "Kid" for quite a while. I believe Derek is 91 now. I really enjoyed those years of weekly rides, always a good conversation and good humour. Great bunch of guys, in my memory forever.
Autumn Tints is a country wide 'organisation' of veteran riders who get together in several localities for weekly cafe rides. They had a 'hiatus' a few years ago when rides stopped - due I believe to potential problems over insurance(?) - but I see that rides are planned to start again in Yorkshire. When I'm able to get out again (probably next Spring) I may join them occasionally.
Good to hear Derek is still around. I had some good 'battles' with him and his brother in TT's back in the late 80's.