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Parsons, Harrison Lead Peoples Bike Team’s 2019 Manx GP Project

The hugely respected, always hard working, popular Peoples Bike team will have a two rider presence at this years Manx Grand Prix, that mixes proven event front running experience with exciting next generation local talent.

Forming part of the teams plans for a third successive year, Stephen ‘Trevor’ Parsons who came agonisingly close to securing Senior class honours at last years Manx GP, is confident of being in prime position again to contend for the illustrious title.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Joining Parsons within the Peoples Bike stable for this August’s Manx roads extravaganza is the highly rated Nathan Harrison.

On course last year for Newcomers A class victory prior to mechanical misfortune, his maiden Mountain Course tenure also saw him claim the prestigious Lady Hill Rosebowl trophy, for finishing leading local racer in the blue riband Senior race.

Set to pilot in this years Junior, Senior Manx GP encounters GSX-R 600 Suzuki machinery, which features backing from Chris Preston and Quayside Tyre & Service Centre, he’s most definitely one to watch.

Speaking about selecting Harrison as their new ‘Rising Star’ team member, plus joining forces again with established event front runner Parsons, the Peoples Bike outfit recently stated via their Facebook group page:

“As a team our aim has always been to provide a platform of support and guidance to young up and coming riders. We launched our ‘Rising Star’ programme 2 years ago when we took Stephen Parsons as a newcomer to the Manx as part of a 3 year plan to progress him to the TT.

This plan is obviously well underway with ‘Trev’ having made the podium in firstly the Newcomers A race in 2017 and then placing 2nd in both the Junior and Senior Manx GP in 2018. Top step this year Trev??

With this programme in mind and to ensure we have a continual rolling programme, we have been talking to several young riders over the past few months. We are now extremely pleased to announce that we will also be supporting Nathan Harrison at the Manx GP in 2019.

Nathan will be in his 2nd year at the Manx having finished in a very creditable 13th place in the Senior race in 2018 with a fastest lap speed of 117.8 mph. He was also leading the Newcomers race when he suffered a technical issue forcing his retirement.

We hope you’ll all welcome Nathan to the team and help us to provide him with the usual amazing level of support that as a team we pride ourselves on.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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