Off-Topic Mike the Bike documentary tonight on BT Sports

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Ichiban, Wednesday 26th Mar, 2014.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    The legend that was Mike Hailwood life is been celebrated in a documentary tonight, BT Sport 1 will be showing a documentary on Hailwood called 'An Ordinary Hero' at 9:30pm.

    Well worth a watch guys.:Hooray:
     
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  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I'll try and catch it. If not, is there any way of recording it from the web?
     
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  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Just watched it.
    Amazing and tragic
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Had a few tears just an epic documentary.
     
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  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Didn't know half of the background stuff.
    Terrible for him and his daughter, but I think it's even harder for those left behind.
    That's enough of the sad stuff.
    Celebrate his genius ! :Thumbup:
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Copied from wiki
    On Saturday 21 March 1981, Hailwood set off in his Rover SD1 with his children Michelle and David to collect some fish and chips. As they returned along the A435 Alcester Road through Portway Warwickshire near their home in Tanworth-in-Arden, a truck made an illegal turn through the barriers onto the central reservation, and their car collided with it. Michelle, aged nine, was killed instantly. Mike and David were taken to hospital, where Mike died two days later from severe internal injuries.[24] He was 40 years old. David survived with minor injuries. The truck driver was fined £100.

    A life is worth 100, and even today this happens the law is an ass.
     
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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Note to everyone
    If this is on again, as is often the case, it really is worth watching.
    I'm not a biker, (at least not anymore) but found it to be fascinating.

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