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CAPTAIN TOM ON TELLY

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If anyone represents the best of Britain during this global pandemic it’s Captain Tom Moore, who stole the nation’s heart by walking 100 laps round his garden before his 100th birthday to raise money for the NHS, achieving a total of £32m by the time he had finished, and was knighted for his efforts.

A recent documentar­y about Sir Tom’s love of motorcycle­s was broadcast on ITV 1 on August 13th, and featured an H&H Classics-supplied 1920s

Royal Enfield Model 200, one of the first bikes Sir Tom restored after discoverin­g it as a barn find, and which he rode around in his garden as a very young man. Two other bikes featured in the documentar­y, an Excelsior Manxman, and a Scott two speed, both bikes Sir Tom remembers fondly from his youth.

Look up ‘The Life & Times of Captain Sir Tom’ on the ITV Hub if you missed it.

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