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IoM TT: TT Classic & Suzuki 50th Parades

IoM TT Parade

Some of the greatest names in TT history and other motorcycling stars have already signed up for the ‘TT Classic’ Parade and Suzuki 50th Anniversary Parade and fans are being offered the chance to enter their own machines and ride alongside them.

All racing machines or accurate replicas manufactured before 1998 will be eligible to take part in the parades.

The parades are scheduled to start at 10.45am on the morning of Senior Race day on Friday 11th June and riders will complete a full circuit of the legendary Mountain Course on a closed road.

Riders already confirmed for the ‘TT Classic Parade’ include Trevor Nation on his original JPS Norton and Nick Jefferies who will be riding nephew David’s TAS Suzuki. Former World Sidecar Champion Steve Webster MBE, who competed in the 1983 TT, will also be taking part in the sidecar parade with passenger Paul Woodhead.

Some Suzuki legends have also confirmed their participation in the Suzuki Anniversary Parade including the 2010 Australia WSB race winner Leon Haslam and WORX Suzuki BSB star Yukio Kagayama.

Sixties stars Frank Perris, who won two 125cc GP races in the 1965 championship and Stuart Graham, son of TT legend Les, who finished third in the 50cc and 125cc championship in 1967, are also confirmed to take part. Negotiations are also taking place for some current Moto GP stars to line up in the parade as well.

The entry fee is £200 for solo riders and £275 for sidecars. All funds raised will be reinvested back into the cost of future running and development of the TT Races, including investment in the latest safety barriers and equipment.

Forms are available to download from or by contacting the ACU. The entry fee includes race registration and insurance. The parades are limited to a combined total of 200 participants and closing date for entries is Friday 23rd April 2010.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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