Mick Grice - motorcycle racer
Posted 26 January 2007 - 00:02
Posted 26 January 2007 - 00:52
Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:30
Hello Louise Grice and others who may have seen her Uncle Mick race. Only just joined this forum hence the several years gap in responding to her post.
I used to ride with Mick occasionally, before he took up racing. My last ride out with him was to Oulton Park. He was on an Ariel Arrow that he'd done quite a lot of modification to. I volunteered to be tail end charlie with him as he was running in the motor which was very tight. By the time we'd ridden from Ormskirk to Tarporley I was pretty much deaf from having ridden behind the ack ack ack of those expansion chambered pipes for an hour .
He was just the nicest guy you could wish to meet and a rock steady, safe road rider.
If you get this, tell him to get in touch. I'm still in the saddle 46 years later, but these days in East Anglia. I'm still in touch with my old riding pal in Lancs and would welcome the chance to meet up again.
Edited by Cadders, 05 June 2014 - 13:52.
Posted 05 June 2014 - 13:27
I remember Mick Grice! I was racing about the same time as him. I remember a scary moment when he fell off in front of the pack at the bottom of Devil's Elbow (Mallory) - I just missed him!
Nice chap, always very well turned out (Vladivar Vodka Maxtons).
Posted 05 June 2014 - 13:50
Thanks for such a prompt rsvp knickerbrook. I have found a pic of what was labelled the winning three in the 76 Manx GP where Mick came 3rd. The label says No. 29 was Brian Robinson, but according to the MGP database he was 8th and Mick was 3rd.
I know Mick is about because an old Lancs pal told me Mick came into his shop last year and Mick asked after me. Just need to pin him down. As you said, a good stick and a very sensible rider, who I never worried about following into a bend.
Posted 07 June 2014 - 19:30
Mick is listed on Friends Reunited - I have sent a message to him inviting him to join us!
Hopefully he will look us up.
(I got in touch with John Cowie a few years back using this method!).
Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:07
I remember following Mick at Scarbrough he was good there so I thought I would get a tow .I was on a brand new TZ 350 E and was so keen to try it didnt change the Japanese tyres all went well until the exit of monument and a large damp patch under the trees Mick went over ok but I ended up with a bent new Yam .I went back to Scarbrough last year I was on holiday from Perth Australia nothing had changed I think even the cups and plates in the cafe are the same 30 years on Bill Lawrence