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TT 2020 Latest: Multi Manx GP Rostrum Finisher Akroyd Joins Peoples Bike Team

Multi Manx GP rostrum finisher Joe Akroyd has been unveiled as the Peoples Bike team’s first rider signing for next year’s TT Races.

18th in last June’s Dunlop Senior race, TT 2019 saw improving next gen roads talent Akroyd quietly impress various road racing aficionados with his series of accomplished, high level performances.

Seventh within last September’s Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, 2019 roads action has also seen him record various strong finishes at the Southern 100, including placing 7th in the nine lap feature Solo Championship encounter.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Amongst a select group of racers to have lapped the fabled, mythical Mountain Course at over the 124 mph lap mark, he’s keen to continue growing his stature on the world famous Manx roads in 2020.

Commenting via Facebook about the link up with the Peoples Bike squad, who are celebrating next year ten years of competition at the TT Races, he stated:

“Absolutely delighted to be teaming up with The Peoples Bike for next years TT. The experience and support the team has gathered over the 11 years they have been together will be invaluable for me and my team in preparing and competing in what is essentially my 2nd TT.

From the first conversations we had, it felt like joining a family.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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