36th within the inaugural Lightweight TT to feature Super Twins machinery, additionally twice a top ten finisher at the Manx Grand Prix, Ellesmere Port’s Richie Gelder is the next racer to take part in Road Racing News, ten questions challenge.
Richie’s answers to the popular series of questions, are as follows:
Q1: Favourite National Roads Meeting?
“Scarborough, Oliver’s Mount.”
Q2: Favourite Racing Bike?
“TZ 250 Yamaha”
Q3: What’s the best part of competing on the roads?
Q4: TT, North West 200 or Ulster Grand Prix?
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Q5: Most Respected Rival?
“I respect everyone that turns up to race.”
Q6: Best roads moment thus far?
“Last lap of my newcomers Manx GP race in 2010, dropping down to Creg seeing Douglas in the distance and realising I’m about to finish my first MGP.”
Q7: Is their one place or country in the world, where you would like to see a roads meeting held?
“The roads around Bala in North Wales.”
Q8: Who’s your road racing hero?
“John McGuinness, down to earth.”
Q9: Supersport or Superbike?
“Supersport, watching the late great William Dunlop on a 600, pure poetry in motion.”
Q10: Pole position or fastest lap?
“Would love to have either, but sadly I’m to fat!”
Words by Stevie Rial