Bill Swallow

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Bill Swallow
Nationality United Kingdom British
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested 6 (1994-1996, 1998-2000)
TT wins 0
Podiums 1

Bill Swallow is a classic motorcycle rider from Yorkshire.

Racing[edit]

He has won the Manx Grand Prix 9 times,[1] a feat only bettered by Bob Heath. He has averaged 110 mph on the course and has been interviewd by Murray Walker about his successes.[2]

He retired from racing in 2000, but returned in 2011 and came 4th in the 350cc Junior Classic Race mountain course.[3] He is also used in a Davida helmets advertising campaign.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Outside of racing, Bill is a teacher at Holmfirth High School, West Yorkshire; Bill retired as a teacher in December 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.iomtt.com/TT-Database/competitors.aspx?ride_id=4217
  2. ^ Aermacchi: Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Mick Walker, Redline Books, 2006, p197
  3. ^ "Huddersfield pensioner tackles Isle of Man Grand Prix motorcycle race - aged 67". Huddersfield Examiner, 1 September 2011.
  4. ^ http://www.davida.co.uk/feature.php?id=25

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