Geoff Duke dies aged 92

Geoff Duke, who has died aged 92
Geoff Duke, who has died aged 92
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Tributes have been paid to TT legend Geoff Duke OBE who has died at the age of 92.

The six-times World Motorcycling Champion, Sportsman of the Year in 1951 and six-times TT winner passed away on Friday at the Elder Grange Nursing Home, in Douglas.

Geoff Duke pictured receiving his Freeman of Douglas award

Geoff Duke pictured receiving his Freeman of Douglas award

St Helens-born Geoff first came to prominence after winning the 1949 Senior Clubmans TT and Senior Manx and then, signed up to Norton, shot to stardom with a record-breaking win in the Senior TT the following year.

Geoff’s final race was the 1959 Junior when he finished fourth on a Norton.

He was crowned Sportsman of the Year in 1951 and was awarded the OBE in 1953.