Former motorcycle sprinter and drag racer Norman Hyde has completed one of the slowest rides of his career in his bid to raise £2500 in aid of Help for Heroes. Norman, who broke several world speed records on Triumph motorcycles in the Sixties and seventies, joined members of the Triumph Trident Owners Club who are entered the John O’ Groats to Lands End run on a 50cc Easy Rider moped Built by Norton – Villers -Triumph in the 1970’s.
Hyde rode in the penultimate section from Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire to Thornbury near Bristol, a distance of 50 miles, which he covered in just over two hours. An impressive feat considering that maximum speed was 50mph (downhill with a tail wind – riding into a head wind top speed dropped to 8 mph!
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