Meddling about

I enjoyed the ‘Men who mattered’ piece in the November 2019 issue, regarding H G Tyrell Smith.

ABOVE: The 1930 programme, featuring Tyrrell (sic) Smith, and the medal (below), with the same spelling mistake repeated!

One small fact missing from the article was that Tyrell competed in the first 1930 Pioneer Run (copy of programme attached) as rider number 37, competing on a 1912 499cc Rudge; appropriate given that he was a Rudge factory rider at that point in time and one of a team of Rudge riders in that event, including Graham Walker and Ernie Nott.

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