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Barry Sheene to be honoured in Rugby

Barry Sheene to be honoured in Rugby

Barry Sheene to be honoured in Rugby

A memorial to MotoGP Legend Barry Sheene will be held this weekend in Rugby, Warwickshire. The Sheene Run is a charity event to celebrate and remember the life of one of the greatest British riders of all times.

The Sheene Run has managed to secure 13 motor cycles ridden by Barry Sheene and seven of these bikes are due to be ridden around the one mile closed public road 'circuit' through Rugby's Town Centre.

Sheene's 1976 and 1977 World Championship winning Suzuki XR14 (RG500) Grand Prix bikes have been brought over from his Australian home, the first time in over 20 years they have been in this country, and will be ridden at the event by Steve Parrish and Mick Grant.

The latest addition to the collection is a 1975 RG500, with the engine used by Sheene at Assen, Netherlands, to give Suzuki their first 500cc Grand Prix victory.

Other Sheene bikes include; Bultaco TSS, 2 x Seeley Suzuki TR500, 3 x Fred Walmsley Manx Norton's and a further 4 of Barry's Suzuki RG500's, a XR05 from 1974, a 1975 XR14, a 1983 XR40 and a1984 XR45.

In addition to the superb Sheene Paddock there will be a collection of 20 racers from the 1920/30's on display in the 'Brooklands Paddock'. A further race-bike paddock will be home to over 50 race machines taking part in cavalcades throughout the day.

All proceeds will go to Mencap, the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.

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