Jurby Festival celebrates Bob Mac’s 100mph TT lap

An estimated 5000 motorcycles and historic vehicles will be at the Wemoto Festival of Jurby, Isle of Man, on August 27.

The design of this year’s £10 charity T-shirts will reflect Bob McIntyre’s setting of the first 100mph TT lap during his Senior victory on a works Gilera four 60 years ago.

Sammy Miller will be in action at Jurby on both the ultra-rare 500cc Bianchi twin and the Gilera four.

All proceeds will go to the Manx Grand Prix Supporters’ Club to help the MGP helicopter ambulance and the injured riders’ fund.

Sammy Miller will be riding both the Gilera and 500cc GP Bianchi twin at the event.

At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Alan Cathcart rode the Bianchi following Giacomo Agostini on his winning three-cylinder MV Agusta up Goodwood Hill and kept up with him very well.

“Although Ago was always the fastest rider, and the MV the fastest bike, he recognised the blue and white Bianchi straight away despite the fact that only a few were made,” said Alan.

The Jurby Festival is part of the Festival of Motorcycling which includes the Classic TT, Manx Grand Prix, Manx Two-Day Trial, Manx Classic Trial and VMCC Rally.

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