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Roland Flint - 1922 Junior TT Race
Rowland Flint was a member of the Flint dental partnership working as a surgeon with his father (also Rowland) and brother Archie from their long-established practice at 244, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield.
During WW1 he joined the Royal Flying Corps but was involved in a night flying accident and, as a result, transferred to the Motor Machine-gun Corp in the Army.
In the 34-entry combined 1922 Junior and Lightweight race only 16 finishers were listed, Roland being classified 12th (in the Junior) in 4 hours, 13 minutes and 38 seconds, the last of the three IVY finishers--his bike being one of a team of four with his example, carrying a Sheffield registration number WI 10, entered by the ex-TT star rider Jack Haslam. While many lightweight bike manufactures of the time simply fitted bought-in engines, IVY manufactured their own 2-stroke unit with an outside flywheel.
A keen amateur road racer with many success in sprints and hill climbs and a prominent member of the Sheffield and Hallamshire Motor Club, he was married with four children, Rowland's bikes were mainly Nortons, prepared with assistance from his brother Norman, a skilled machinist and mechanic. His last Norton, carefully tuned and developed, was timed at over 100 mph on the B6054 road on the section from the Peacock Inn at Owler Bar to the Fox House Pub where the road joins the A625.
Rowland succumbed to pneumonia a few days after being thrown onto the handlebars of his bike during a speed hill-climb near Worksop in 1923.
If you have any information about the IVY team bikes the writer would be very interested to hear from you (phone 01298-872874)
Rowland Flint TT races