Saturday, 19 July 2014

2015 Memorial Ride details

Richy has set up a new channel for the memorial ride videos:

The 2015 is already being planned for 28th March 2015. You can find out more details here:

Thursday, 26 June 2014

New URL for Tribute Blog

Just a quick update for those who link to the tribute blog about Steve by fellow geocacher "OpenCaching North America" - they have moved to a new platform and the new link can be found here:

Thanks for such a lovely tribute OCNA 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

London Marathon 2014

We were thrilled to watch our son Chris run in the London Marathon 2014.

Running in memory of Steve for 26.2 miles and raising almost £4500.00 for charity -  an amazing achievement - well done Chris, we are so proud of you.

I've added a couple of photos and some info here:

Friday, 4 April 2014

Videos from Ride for Svengalie 2014

All the videos which were made during the Svengalie 2014 Memorial Ride are now listed on the memorial page of the website, if there are more just let me know and I will add them. Thanks to everyone who rode that day, both at the ride and around the world:

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Ride for Svengalie - March 2014
22nd March 2014 - Southern England. The ride will take place from Chichester to Beachy Head, weather permitting. Please see Richy's YouTube video for full details including map and meeting points: 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

London Marathon 2014 - in memory of Steve

In April 2014 Steve's brother Chris will run in the London Marathon, he is running in memory of Steve and hopes to raise over £1650.00 for The Mental Health Foundation - their mission is to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems.
Did you know that suicide remains the most common cause of death in men under the age of 35

We will never know the torment Steve was going through but if Chris's fundraising can save just one person from going through the same, or if it can save one family from going through what we went through, and still do go through every day, then it will be worthwhile. No one knows who is next to be affected but together we can make a difference, we hope you can help. 

More details here and the donation link: 

Thank you x

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Travel Bug getting near!

In February 2012 Ronda -"That Old Biddy" - set of a memorial travel bug from Illinois, USA, it is currently in Germany and it would be great if it came this way and visited some of Steve's caches in Nottingham.

If you spot it, send it this way!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Greenlaning/Byway database update

Some great news on the site, the maps are working again!

Massive thanks to Filipe who has spent many months, along with some of his colleagues getting it sorted. In time he hopes to make it even bigger and better.

We can't thank him enough :)

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Memorial Ride - Brighton 3/2/13

There is a memorial ride for Steve being planned for 3rd February 2013, in Brighton.

More details here:

Or on the Facebook page:

We would like to thank everyone involved for helping to keep Steve's memorial alive :)

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Steve Love Day, Plattsmouth, Nebraska

This is something we have been meaning to share for a while:

In the town of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, USA, the Mayor made Steve an honorary citizen at the 'Rhino Run' (Motorcycle Rally) in May last year.

There is a proclamation in the town hall about Steve which mentions his honorary citizenship and also that the 19th May from now on will be known as 'Mr Steve Love Day'.

It was Dan who found out about this initially from another youtube user - really2ugly - who attended the rally. They were quite shocked when the Mayor started talking about Steve to the crowd. He didn't record the event but did get a photo of the proclamation and reads it out in one of his videos. The proclamation is mentioned and read out about 4 minutes into the video below:

The Mayor is going to send us a copy of the proclamation.

We are, as always, honoured that our son should be remembered this way and that so many people care so much about him.

Friday, 21 December 2012

12 Days of Sven-mas

Some fun photos of Christmas past, over on the Facebook page for anyone interested:

Sunday, 11 November 2012

New Tribute Cache in Madrid

November 2012 - A new cache has been placed in Madrid by Murlonio

It is a Mystery in the centre of Madrid, in a wild area.

Its called The Sven's Maze (El laberinto de Sven in Spanish)

Thank you Murlonio, happy caching!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

For all you Geocachers

As any geocacher will know if you cannot maintain your cache it has to be archived.

Sadly we struggled to keep all of Steve's going as they were so intricate and complicated - typical Steve (and Cup!) to have caches that were so cryptic.

But we should not have worried because avid geocachers spire67 and Maxhench were determined to help us get them back up and running.

They are spending their time recreating the archived caches and putting them back on line in a tribute account called 'Celebrating Sven'

You can see the first of them here:

More to follow as they work to recreate them.

Big thanks to both of them for their hard work

Happy Caching!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Steve's Kawasaki

Sadly the time has come where Steve's bike must be sold, it has such a history to it as it featured in many of his YouTube videos, it will be a sad day to see it go.

<link removed, bike sold>

Monday, 8 October 2012

Bywaydatabase - news

Great news on the bywaydatabase website, there was a risk the domain name would be lost as I could not find the details to transfer it, thus losing all links on that domain name. But thanks to the detective work of a lovely lady at Fast Host I have been able to it track down and get it transferred.

Work is still continuing to get the maps back up and working too.

Steve had some fantastic friends who are keen to get it working again in his memory. Thanks everyone.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Geocaching update

Some of Steve's geocaching friends are helping to get Steve and Nicole's geocaches, that had to be archived, back up and running.

It is a great idea as some of there were so cryptic and fun it would be a shame for them to be lost. Watch this space!

Big thank you to them. :-)

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Steve's Stuff

Sadly we have reached the time where we have no choice but to sell Steve's bikes.

Proceeds will go to Steve's estate and it was Steve's last wish that the final proceeds would be put in trust for his children.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Memorial Travel Bug 'Svengalie'

For all you Geocachers out there, we have released a Memorial Travel Bug called 'Svengalie'

We hope that it will travel around the world and along the way visit all the memorial geocaches which have been set up in Steve's memory.

Chris, Steve's brother, is going to set it on its was in London at the weekend (10th June 2012) via Geoibson's Tribute Cache.

Official Version of Dreaded Monkey music tribute

Dreaded Monkey have released the official version of their music tribute to Steve.

We would like to thank Paul, Chris and all the members of Dreaded Monkey for such a beautiful tribute.


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Photos from Steve's childhood

I've put together a little montage of photos of Steve from birth to 30

Hope you enjoy it :-)

Monday, 16 April 2012

Music Memorial Event

Great event last night, thanks to everyone involved.

Read more about it on the Events page:

Thursday, 12 April 2012


Steve was very keen on greenlaning and had put together videos and route maps of many in East Sussex on his website.

I am working to keep the website going as I think it is important information that Steve would want his friends to still access.

I wouldn't have been able to do it without the help of one of his good friends Griff, he's been a star!

Hopefully it is working ok but if you do encounter problems do let me know.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Monday, 2 April 2012

Geocaching in memory of Sven

We had a lovely afternoon yesterday following in Steve's footsteps as we did the Mapperley Park Series geocaches, with Chris, Anitra and George.

Steve did this with Nicole (cup) and I seem to remember his battery ran out on the Sat Map and he texted us to say he was lost and they would be late for tea. Happy days.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Music Event

Music Event in memory of Steve, arranged by Chris and Paul plus many of his friends.

Includes an appearance by "Outroads" - one of their songs and a favourite of Steve "My Angels" was played at his funeral service.

Sunday 15th April 2012 4.00 pm Kimberley, Nottinghamshire.

More details on the Facebook events page:

Ride for Svengalie

Ride for Svengalie

A ride from Nottingham to Bakewell, Derbyshire in memory of Steve

Saturday 12th May 2012

Fore details on the Facebook events page

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Website launched

The website is finally finished and launched. I hope you find it interesting, please feel free to share your ideas, plans, events etc. here.

It is almost two months now since that dreadful day, we thank everyone for your support, kind messages and hugs.

To those planning memorial events THANK YOU, we love them all - keep them coming!