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Len King

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 31, Len King is a police constable (traffic patrol section) serving with the Worcestershire Constabulary at Hindlip Hall, Worcester. He is riding in the T.T. for the first time, sponsored by Ernie Earles of Elms Metals, but he is acquainted with the T.T. course, having ridden as a Clubman for the past two years.

Len began racing at the 1953 Silverstone Saturday meeting, where he finished sixth, on a Triumph, in the Senior Clubman's race; later came Eppynt, where he was 12th in a similar event, and then the Senior Clubman's T.T. of the same year, in which he was 15th.

Last year he was second in the Silverstone Senior Clubman's race, making the fastest lap, and ninth, on a new Tiger 100 Triumph, in the IoM Senior Clubman's event.

'Until this year,' he says, 'the above are the only races I have ever entered for. I have never ridden in a scramble or trial.' He did hit the Sunday paper headlines last year, however, when he made a cross-country dash from Worcester to Yorkshire on a police machine during the course of a police investigation.
(TT Special, 8 June 1955, pp.8-9.)


Competed in

1956 Junior TTRNorton
1955 Senior TTRNorton
1955 Junior TTRNorton
1954 Clubman Senior TT91:50:33.0081.92Triumph
1953 Clubman Senior TT311:38:41.0068.83Norton


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