Classic Racer - - PADDOCK GOSSIP -

Four years on from the last ‘TT Comes to the Wheat­sheaf’, fundrais­ing event, the Louth pub cre­ated a TT pad­dock in the carpark to again raise funds for the TT Rid­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion. Thanks to the gen­eros­ity of lo­cals and en­thu­si­asts who trav­elled miles to of­fer sup­port on the first wet day for weeks, £3,800 was raised for the char­ity. The weather might have been pants but the food was great, the beer bet­ter and the band played on. The small, but per­fectly formed or­gan­is­ing team of mine hosts Lin and Jim at the Wheat­sheaf, and Julie and Malc Wheeler, are in­debted to all the own­ers who pro­vided ex­otic ma­chin­ery (not one per­son failed to turn up, apart from the Manx Mafia who had no choice as all the boats failed to sail for four days); all the star rid­ers past and present and most im­por­tantly the fans who stood in the rain and gave gen­er­ously.

Pho­to­graph: Russ Lee

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