Stuart Prestidge Obituary, Death – It is with profound sadness that MCN announces the passing of Staff Writer Stuart Prestidge, who tragically left us earlier this month at the age of 49. His untimely departure came after a courageous battle with mental health, reminding us all of the importance of this often-overlooked issue.
Stuart became an integral part of the MCN team in September 2022. His journey in journalism began in 1997, and over the next two decades, he crisscrossed England, Scotland, and even ventured as far as Texas in the USA, contributing to various local newspapers such as The Silsbee Bee, The Shetland Times, and the Banbury Guardian.
In his role at MCN, Stuart’s dedication to reporting on motorcycles was evident, whether it involved highlighting new models, conducting insightful interviews with industry leaders, or uncovering heartwarming human-interest stories. He fearlessly held local authorities accountable and advocated for motorcycling charities, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to the community.
Stuart’s passion for motorcycles was deeply rooted, tracing back to his early experiences with his Grandad at Coventry Bees speedway meetings. He obtained his road license over two decades ago, initially in Texas, and owned a diverse array of two-wheelers, including the iconic Suzuki GSX-R1000 K5, a Yamaha FZR400, Honda VFR800, and a KTM RC390. His trusty companion in recent times was his Honda CBR650F, which he used to traverse the country regardless of the weather.
Stuart Prestidge’s sudden departure has left an irreplaceable void in the MCN family and the motorcycling community. He will be remembered for his journalistic excellence, his love for motorcycles, and his commitment to making a difference in the world. Stuart will be greatly missed, and his memory will live on in our hearts.