Archive for June 12th, 2013

June 12, 2013

Artie Radcliffe

Back in the day when Tiger Cubs was a fresh new model from Triumph the trials riders saw its supple format a the ideal tool one bloke from Bradford utilized its lithe characteristics to great effect.

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He was a Scottish six day trial rider, and national competitor on the technical off-road circuit in the fifties and sixties. He stayed on British iron, including AJS at a time when riders were turning to the European and Japanese two strokes. In latter years he enjoyed beekeeping on the Isle of Man. I’m sure he enjoyed the TT spectacle each year from some hedgerow line corner.

Artie Ratcliffe has died in 2009 at an Isle of Man nursing home aged 83.

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Good style on the Cub though, and a lovely looking machine too.