Dorothy was the last surviving wife of one of the four founding members, Ted Harrison.
She died on 21st February 2023, just six months short of her 100th birthday.
She was born in Australia, part of a large family, and due to family circumstances she came to England in 1939 to stay with relatives. At the outbreak of war, she attempted to return to Australia, but the ship she was on was bombed leaving harbour, and she was fortunately rescued. Dorothy then went to Rochester where she became a capstan lathe operator at Shorts, the aircraft factory. There she met Ted, who introduced her to cycling, and she became a member of the Medway Road Club. Dorothy competed for some years in time trials, track and circuit events. During her racing career, Dorothy was awarded 22 medals, special mention being made of a first place at Danson Park, Welling in 1946, and a distance of 184 miles in a 12 hour event in 1950.
Ted and Dorothy married in 1947, and they subsequently had two daughters, Jane and Ann.
Ted died in 1992, and for many years Dorothy did volunteer work for Marie Curie Cancer charity.
The Potterers were represented at the funeral at Barham Crematorium on 5th April, by Jean Bomber, Norman Maple and Dave Rodd.