Training run
The Classic MotorCycle|January 2021
Sidecar ace and passenger, plus a future winner, learning the TT’s Mountain Course.

In 1960, the Sidecar TT returned to the Mountain Circuit for the first time since 1925. There’d been no Sidecar TT from then until 1954, when it resumed, held on the shorter Clypse Circuit. For 1960, though, it was back on the full course.

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