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Jefferies memorial lap

Published: 02 June 2004

Updated: 24 November 2014

Riders from across the UK converged on the roads of the Isle of Man on Sunday to ride a lap of the course in memory of Dave Jefferies.

Jefferies died in practice for last year's TT. He was a multiple TT winner and lap record holder. Not only was he hugely successful, his down-to-earth style made him extremely popular - a popularity reflected in the huge numbers taking part on Sunday, June 6.

The memorial lap was due to leave the grandstand area at 1pm and follow the TT course. The event, and sales of memorabilia surrounding it, was intended to raise funds for DJ's memorial fund.

More on this in MCN, out on Wednesday, June 9.

Colin Breeze, 44, from Kibworth, Leicestershire suffered fatal injuries in the Formula One race at Quarry Bends on Saturday (June 5, 2004).

He was an experienced racer and won the 1999 Senior Manx Grand Prix. Last year he finished 10th in the Production TT. He was Britain’s Classic National Champion last year.

Colin was single but leaves two children, aged 15 and nine. He was well-known to the MCN team, having been a regular rider in MCN road tests over the years.

Details of Colin's funeral will be made available on a recorded message from the morning of Wednesday, June 9. Call 07800-794284.

22-year-old Manxman Paul Cowley, formerly of Douglas, but latterly of Lincolnshire died in practice for this year's sidecar TT. He was the passenger in a sidecar driven by Glyn Jones from Regaby, Isle of Man, and was thrown out of the outfit near Glen Helen.

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