Victor Surridge

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Victor John Surridge (1892 – 27 June 1911) Chipping Ongar, Essex, UK was an English motor-cycle racer who raced for the Rudge team. After the works Rudge factory team visited the Isle of Man TT Races for the first time, Victor Surridge while practicing for the 1911 Isle of Man TT Races was killed at Glen Helen on the new Mountain Course used for the first-time in 1911.[1]

From October 1910, Victor Surridge had ridden as a trade representative for Rudge motor-cycles and held an hour motor-cycle record at Brooklands and fastest-lap.[2] The accident to Victor Surridge occurred on the steep left-hand corner at Glen Helen and occurred when Victor Surridge attempted to pass another competitor, ran wide into a ditch and struck an earth-bank. An inquest decided that the death of Victor Surridge had probably been instantaneous and represented the first death of a competitor on the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course and the first death on the Island of a person in an automotive accident.[3]

Sources

  1. pp83 The Magic of The TT. A Century of Racing over The Mountain by Mac McDiarmid.(2004)(1st Ed). Haynes Publishing. ISBN 1-84425-002-4
  2. pp183 The Magic of The TT. A Century of Racing over The Mountain by Mac McDiarmid.(2004)(1st Ed). Haynes Publishing. ISBN 1-84425-002-4
  3. TT Topics and Tales by David Wright – Amulree Publications (4 April 2006) ISBN 1-901508-09-9

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