Tone was a member of a motorcycle gang consisting of himself, Ernie and Joss, that would often hang out outside of Transport Cafe. In January 1984, Jackie Merrick sold Ernie a motorbike he had stolen from Harry Mowlam, doing a rather poor repair job. Whilst riding on it, the bike broke down and Ernie was infuriated to learn he had been done as the bike was broken beyond repair. Joss and Tone assisted Ernie as he went to confront Jackie, and didn't stop Ernie from attacking him. However, Henry Wilks did and convinced Jackie to reimburse Ernie.