Isle of Man News last updated 29 August 2014 20:00:00

Rider dies in race crash

POSTED yesterday at 5:07 pm by Joanne Clague

A rider from Yorkshire was killed during today's Senior MGP. Gary Firth, aged 50, was from Barnsley and was a newcomer to racing on the mountain course. He died in an incident at the 11th Milestone and the race was immediately red flagged. The race was not re-started and the reunion lap planned for after the racing has been cancelled. The Manx Mo...

Donations restore stolen charity cash

POSTED yesterday at 3:09 pm by Joanne Clague

The operators of a bikes museum in Kirk Michael say their faith in human nature has been restored. Earlier this week, around £100 in banknotes was stolen from a TT Riders' Association charity box at the museum. Since then, personal donations, a whip-round at the Vintage Motor Cycle Club's presentation night and the auction of a donated canvas of M...

Biker killed on Creg back road

POSTED Thu at 2:13 pm

A motorcyclist from the UK has died in a crash on the Creg ny Baa back road today.No other vehicle was involved. Police are at the scene now and are warning motorists to avoid the road between the Creg ny Baa and Laxey, which they say is likely to remain closed for some time. The victim, who died at the scene, has not yet been named.   

James enjoys training adventure on TS Royalist

POSTED Thu at 1:47 pm

A 14-year-old Sea Cadet has spent a week at sea training on the 29-metre brig T.S. Royalist thanks to an annual sponsorship from the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. Ordinary Cadet James Humphrey was the last Island Cadet to sail on T.S. Royalist, as it is being decommissioned at the end of this year and replaced by another brig. James, from Douglas, joined Sea Cadets as a Junior Cadet four years ago, and, having moved up to Full Cadet at 12, he was made Ordinary Cadet in April this year. His week on board T.S. Royalist saw the vessel visit Lowestoft, Whitby and Newcastle. James said: ‘It was a fantastic experience, particularly the night sailing, and it was a great opportunity to meet lots of new people. The time on T.S. Royalist gave ...

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