Sunday 18 February 2024

A 1925 Amateur TT 'also-ran!'


-SG- I was recently sent this photo of one of the more lowly finishers - J. Robinson. But all credit to him - he persevered and did actually finish! Thanks to David who has checked then current editions of Motor Cycle and Motor Cycling for me and his comments follow: 

"J. Robinson of Preston and Dist MCC certainly had an eventful race. He finished 14th after 3hrs 55mins and 36 seconds averaging 48mph. Troubles began between the depot and the start, then he stopped for ”lengthy adjustments” at Quarter Bridge on the first lap. He fell at Quarter Bridge on lap 2 landing on his head with his feet over the parapet and  needing medical treatment but managed to convince the marshal he was fit to continue. Finally he carried Parkinson (AJS) on his pillion from at least Ramsey to the finish on the final lap. He received the well deserved York Trophy for the most meritorious performance. The photo appears in Motor Cycling of 16th September ’25 captioned  “A nasty skid at Governor's Bridge .J Robinson  (Norton) just saves himself”