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Over the past year, some businesses have been especially affected by lockdowns and restrictio­ns, and these include the National Motorcycle Museum. Its doors are open once again hurrah! but the museum needed to raise £500k to cover the shortfall in funding. So the NMM ran a special 'Triumph over adversity' raffle in the first half of this year, specifical­ly to build the budget needed to re open, and the winners were drawn at the end of June.

First prize was a brand new Triumph Trident, the new for 2021 660cc triple which was kindly donated by Triumph Motorcycle­s. It was won by Frank Dexter, while Stephen Harris is now the envied owner of an original Triumph Trident a low mileage 1978 T160. The third Triumph in the prize line up was a 1956 T100, which had recently been 'refreshed' in the museum's workshop, and it went to a new home with winner John Taylforth.

'Very special thanks must go to our friends at Triumph Motorcycle­s for donating the brand new Triumph Trident; said James Hewing of the NMM. 'Along with everyone that has contribute­d by purchasing a raffle ticket, or given to our appeal funds in the past year, Triumph Motorcycle­s have been a huge support to the museum at this difficult time: Opening hours and visitor info at

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