Motorcycling: Race ace Rad is flying high

Sgt Radley Hughes, from Warmsworth, has been impressing on the TT circuit. Photo: Matt Welch Photography.
Sgt Radley Hughes, from Warmsworth, has been impressing on the TT circuit. Photo: Matt Welch Photography.

An RAF serviceman is enjoying a high-flying career on the motorbiking circuit.

For Sgt Rad Hughes has impressed on the track in the likes of the Manx and Olivers Mount races, alongside a first place finish in the Isle of Man’s Southern 100 event.

The Warmsworth race ace has had to balance his tour work in Afghanistan with his love of biking to continue the sport he has only been competing in for three years.

During his first season, Hughes competed in all of the Olivers Mount road races, going from strength to strength in his self-built ER650.

He then brought home two trophies from the Manx 2012 before securing an 11th place finish in the supertwin class at the Isle of Man TT.

With two of the races at Olivers Mount completed, Hughes had his sights set on the Southern 100 in the Isle.

Battling against scorching temperatures, Hughes brought back a first place winner’s trophy.

Last year Hughes smashed personal bests and finished in the top 20 in the Manx 2013.

Based at RAF’s Brize Norton camp, Hughes is preparing for an action-packed 2014 season in which will see him compete in a variety of races and work towards his ambition of qualifying for the 2015 Isle of Man TT competition.

n For more, visit www.teamradders51.co.uk or email teamradders51@hotmail.co.uk.