News

Some News and Stories

We will be updating these pages over the coming months with news and updates,
plus a story or two. Here are a couple of older news items you might just be
interested in...

Australia 2012

Broadford, Australia 2012 I was invited to go to Australia to take part in the Honda Broadford Bonanza over the Easter period. Whilst in Aus, we were guests of my good friend Barry Smith and his wife Norma. Barry was the last rider to win the 50cc TT (on a works Derbi) He also was twice Formula 3 World Champion. Another good friend of mine is the journalist, Alan Cathcart....

The Manx Norton – 2012

A Look Back at the Manx Norton 2012 I think a good starting point would be Good Revival 2012 as that is where I was first introduced to Patrick Walker (worksracing.co.uk) and was offered a ride on his Manx Norton at the last round of the Landsdowne British Championship (lansdowneclassic.co.uk) at Silverstone that year. Patrick manufactures the complete engines for the Manx using state of the art technology, even the...

Landsdowne – 2013

Landsdowne in 2013 Patrick Walker was obviously pleased with racing in 2012 and asked me if I would like compete in further rounds of the Landsdowne in 2013. The result was that I rode his Norton at Oulton Park, Donington Park and Brands Hatch GP circuit. All circuits that I last raced on 31 years ago! Apart from a DNF in the 1st race at Oulton when an engine bolt came...

The start of 2014

The start of 2014 So onto 2014… Patrick Walker (worksracing.co.uk) once again has generously offered me the use of the Norton and I shall ride it at Oulton Park, Pembrey and Donington Park (possibly also Cadwell Park). The most exciting thing for me however is my return to the Isle of Man to race in the Senior Classic TT in August. Patrick had asked me several times if I would...