Tommy Robb former World Road Race Champion Lends support to Leadmines.
I just received this message from Tommy Robb, former World Road Race Champion, I’m sure he won’t mind me sharing it with you lads: ‘Hi John, After reading this terrible news on the outcome of our beloved lead mines in N.Ireland I have to wholeheartedly agree with Sammy the place is a Temple to motorcycling. I also started my trials riding and entered into motorcycling there in 1951 at the Boxing day trial and spent the next thirty years improving my skills there, along with my entry into road racing. Had it not have been for the lead mines sending me in the right direction I would not have a Silver and Bronze replica for World Championship Grand Prix racing in my trophy cabinet. It was thanks to starting at the Newtownards Lead Mines that I got to travel the world and like Sammy managed to pass on our skills to the many other brilliant Irish riders who have followed in the years since. I hope the powers “that be” will see sense and what it is going to do in helping to destroy the future of Irish sporting motorcycling…….long live the mines.’