Christopher "The Limey" Noble

Christopher "The Limey" Noble

March 07, 1955 - January 01, 2023

Christopher "The Limey" Noble

March 07, 1955 - January 01, 2023


Christopher Noble (The Limey)

Born March 7, 1955 – Died January 1, 2023

Chris was passionate about motorcycles, or anything with an engine for that matter. He loved to suit up and jump on one of his bikes for a ride, either with friends or alone. He just needed to ride.

Sadly, Chris passed away at home on New Year’s Day only two months after being diagnosed with ALS. He was born in Birmingham, England to Eric and Winifred Noble where he grew up with his older brother Stewart. After leaving school he served an apprenticeship as a tool and die maker.

He met his wife Susan who was an American citizen living in England; they married in June 1978 and the following week with just two suitcases and $300 in their pocket moved to California, thus starting their married life and the first of many adventures together. Life was never boring with Chris around!

The American way of life suited Chris down to the ground, a neighbor introduced him to dirt bikes and he joined the Jackrabbits MC, enjoying the desert rides and races. He taught his son David how to ride desert at an early age and gave him his first dirt bike on his 5th birthday. He was also a member of the Baja Express team and in 1985, with his partner Ron, raced the Baja 1000 placing second in their class.

He would visit the Isle of Man many times with friends to watch the TT races; he also loved Formula One and was fortunate to go to the races in Australia and Spain.

Chris had a big heart and for over twenty years volunteered for the 3-day breast cancer walk in San Diego, working as part of a team to ensure the safety of the walkers. He also volunteered his time and motorhome for the B.A.D Ride (Bikers Against Diabetes).

Chris was one of “the good guys” and will be remembered for his cheerfulness, sense of humor and sharp wit; he was always quick with a quip – and a hug. His big warm bear hugs will be greatly missed by anyone fortunate enough to have experienced them, which is many.

Chris is survived by his wife Susan, his son David, grandchildren Drake and William and his brother Stewart. He was loved by all his family and returned that love tenfold. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends, daughter-in-law Beki, his nieces who adored him, his nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

Thank you to all the family, friends and neighbors who were so supportive during his illness and for the continued support and prayers for his family.

A special thank you to Jim and Leigh Ann, Miguel and Adrienne, and Ken and Jennifer for their invaluable help and for the wonderful people they are.

Please join us for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, March 5, 2023, at 1:00pm:

The Mission Viejo Elks Lodge
25092 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo 92692
Please RSVP to by February 28, 2023

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: March 5, 2023 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Elk's Lodge
  • Location: 25092 Marguerite Parkway Mission Viejo, CA 92692 - (Get Directions)

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12 responses to Christopher "The Limey" Noble

  1. I met Chris at a crew meeting for the San Diego Susan G. Kamen Breast Cancer event, and instantly liked him. His easy manner, quick smile, and sense of humor, not to mention his British accent made him fun to be around! My favorite memory was returning from the crew meeting to find that all of our Japanese motorcycles had “leaked” rice, and Chris standing to the side with a s**t-eating grin on his face! He was great to work with on the event, always willing to go above and beyond to help the walkers and other crew members. He would say, “Don’t worry, Scooter, I got it”.

    Although I only knew Chris mere hours compared to the months and years his family and close friends spent with him, my short, annual friendship with him let me see what a wonderful man this world will have to live without.

    Thank you, Chris, for being a great person and making others joyful, you are very much missed.


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