A MOTORCYCLING legend and former winner of the Isle of Man TT is to be reunited with the machine he built and raced.

Tony Jefferies constructed the Triumph in the 1960s while an apprentice at the manufacturer’s factory.

He will come face-to-face with the bike again on Sunday, June 30, when he attends a show organised by the Steeton-based Girder Fork and Classic Motorcycle Club.

The machine – which Tony raced on the Isle of Man, as well as at other circuits – is now owned by Girder Fork member John Barker, who restored it to its former glory.

The ‘reunion’ will take place at the club’s Big Bike Sunday, being held at Skipton Auction Mart.

“Tony and his brother Nick – also a motorcycle racer – will be presenting the prizes to the show winners,” said a club spokesman.

“Both are part of the Jefferies motorcycling dynasty, which now runs the BMW franchise in Shipley.”

The show is open to all owners of two and three-wheeled vehicles, from 50cc mopeds to trikes powered by car engines.

Classic and modern machines will be on display, and there will be awards for class winners and the best in show.

Proceeds will go to the club’s chosen charities – Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice Manorlands, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes, whose volunteers help transport vital supplies between health facilities.

Last year’s event attracted more than 100 motorcycles, covering a century of manufacture.

And over £4,500 was raised.

The show will open to the public at 11am and the prize presentation takes place at about 2.30pm.

Exhibitors’ machines should be in place by 10.30am.

There will also be refreshments, live music and stalls.

The show will be held under cover if wet.

“The event was hugely successful last year and we’re hoping for a good range of entries again – the wider the variety, the better the show,” said the spokesman.