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Roy Milbank


Roy Milbank riding the GP Triumph 500 OHV in the Bluff hill climb in 1946.


The GP Triumph 500 OHV bike was stripped down for the Bluff hill climb event. At this stage, the engine had been modified, the barrels were changed from aluminium back to cast iron as in the Tiger 100 and much work was done on internal polishing etc. The engine was now developing more power than the frame could cope with and Roy found the bike was extremely challenging to ride.


Roy won the first place Trophy in the 25 mile Senior Motor Cycle Handicap Race which was awarded by Roy Hesketh's father Oliver Hesketh after his win on the same Triumph at the Inaugral meeting at the new Roy Hesketh Circuit. All the images were kindly donated by Roy Milbanks son Rory.



                       Jock Leyden’s sketches of Roy in 1948