Kiwi Rider August 2022 Vol.1 - Page 86

Rhys Jones on Mike Hailwood ’ s XS1100 and gear Isle of Man 1978
Bridge , Union Mills , Greeba Castle , and Ballacraine soon came into view . That is just for the first ten miles , with another twenty-seven to go . By the time I reached Kate ’ s Cottage and Creg-ny-Baa on the other side of the Island my geography lesson was almost complete . Trying to learn this circuit and cover it at race speeds would be something else . If Mike , who was a multiple TT winner , would need to familiarise himself with the circuit , following the absence
The XS1100 cockpit and engine ( right ). 86 KIWI RIDER