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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.
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 (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, and married with two children, Rowland's bikes were mainly Nortons, prepared with assistance from his brother Norman, a skilled machinist and mechanic. Rowland succumbed to pneumonia a few days after being thrown onto the handlebars of his bike during a speed hill-climb 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