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McCrum Says; I Will Race Again - May 13th 2005

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    Aughnacloy rider, Robert McCrum, who was seriously injured at this years Cookstown '100' Road Races, has stated his eagerness to return to the track again!

    McCrum, who had his right foot amputated, described the accident as being; unfortunate, but such is his love for the two wheel sport, he is determined to be back in the saddle again.

    Bert, as he is better known to his friends, was having his first race on a new R1 Yamaha, and had just received backing from Barrett's Concrete an English company, when he was rounding Gortin Corner, and he got T-Boned by another competitors machine, which hit him at quite a speed.

    A police escort was required to get him to the Musgrave Hospital, where he has been recuperating since. Bert is indebted to Yvonne Ward, from the Welfare for Injured Riders Association, along with the many others who have visited him in hospital.

    Robert is a twice Loanends MCRC Support champion,taking the Junior title in 1999 and the Senior in 2002. He is also one of the leading Classic Road Racers, and indeed had qualified on pole for the Classic race at Cookstown. He was due to compete in the Blackford's Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Road Races on the Billown course in the Isle of Man at the end of this month.