Mar­shalling rocks

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - In Your Shed - Brian Silk, email

Great ar­ti­cle on the Clas­sic TT in this month’s PS. I had al­ways wanted to go to the Is­land but never got round to it un­til last year at the age of 69. It’s never too late!

This year I de­cided to go to the Clas­sic and also to try mar­shalling for the first time. I am so sorry I waited so long. De­spite de­lays and weather on some days I had a great time. The ex­pe­ri­enced mar­shals were all re­ally help­ful and showed us ‘the ropes’ and, whilst there was one, mi­nor, ac­ci­dent at Sign­post, where I was for most of the time, it took only a very short time to clear it up so that rac­ing could con­tinue.

As a mar­shal you get a great view of the rac­ing and free pro­gramme, badges and dis­counts at the lo­cal chip­pie (among other things!). The Mar­shals sup­per was a bonus I didn’t know about un­til this year. A great meal and en­ter­tain­ment from John Mcguin­ness, Conor Cum­mins and Brad Vi­cars, and all free! I can only rec­om­mend to any reader who has ever felt he/she wanted to at­tend, and help, GO! as soon as you can. I only wish I’d done it years ago.

Hope­fully I’ll be back next year.

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