Tom Sheard

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Thomas Mylchreest Sheard Jnr (6 January 1889 Dalby, Patrick, Isle of Man - 10 August 1954) was a motorcycle racer with 2 victories at the Isle of Man TT races and great nephew to Joseph Mylchreest the 'Diamond King'.[1]

The 1922 Junior TT Race was won by local Isle of Man competitor Tom Sheard riding an AJS motor-cycle at an average race speed of 54.75 mph. Hutchison Tyres also featured Tom in their adverts at the time as their tyres were used on the AJS motorcycles in 1922. An example of this was in "The Scotsman" newspaper after the TT win in 1922. In 1923, Tom was one of only five riders in the world to try out a Douglas motorcycle fitted with disc brakes. The other riders who tried the Douglas with these brakes included Freddie Dixon and Sydney Ollerhead. Douglas was a British motorcycle manufacturer from 1907–1957 based in Kingswood, Bristol, owned by the Douglas family, and especially known for its horizontally opposed twin cylinder engined bikes and as manufacturers of speedway machines.

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  1. ^ Tom Sheard 'The Modest Manxman.' An Isle of Man TT Legend. pp1 R.Sheard Premier Print Ltd.

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