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1978: Sheene, 250s & ladies

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week In Mcn -

The TT was just weeks away and plans were afoot for a huge MCN cel­e­bra­tion to go along­side the main event. The rea­son for all this ef­fort was Mike Hail­wood. Mike The Bike was mak­ing his re­turn to the Is­land af­ter an 11-year gap. Of course, we all now know that he made his­tory by win­ning the F1 TT on his Sports Mo­tor­cy­cles Du­cati.

The coun­try was in the fi­nal year of the last Labour gov­ern­ment for 18 years and with Jim Cal­laghan at the helm this month saw the launch of the State Earn­ings-re­lated Pen­sion.

April 1978 also saw the in­tro­duc­tion of the coun­try’s first na­tur­ist beach near Hast­ings. But we’re not sure how many peo­ple went as the weather was ter­ri­ble – the south of Eng­land saw snow as late as April 26. Tes­ti­cles and ici­cles don’t go well to­gether…

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