Plaque for biker Malcolm Uphill
A bronze plaque commemorating legendary motorcyclist Malcolm Uphill is to be unveiled in Caerphilly town.
Uphill, who was born in Trecenydd, was the first man to average over 100 mph for a lap of the Isle of Man TT on a production motorcycle. He achieved the record on a Triumph Bonneville 750cc in 1969.
He passed away in 1999, aged 64 from asbestosis.
In 2010 a group of motorcyclists bemoaned the lack of a suitable tribute for the man and decided something needed to be done.
At that time there was only a single commemorative brick on the Tommy Cooper Walk of Fame and it was felt that Malcolm deserved a more prominent memorial.
A committee of six people was set up chaired by town councillor Ed Talbot, himself a keen biker.
More than £2,500 has been raised by the committee for the plaque. It is due to be unveiled on Saturday September 7 opposite the pub that bears his name.
Have your say below
Please review our commenting guidelines before posting a comment.