Coroner’s verdict

Helensburgh man  Adam Lyon died in 140mph motor cycle crash

Adam Lyon
Adam Lyon was described as “talented” and “extremely personable”.

BBC Scotland is reporting today that road racer Adam Lyon died after “barrel rolling into a fence” during his debut TT ride.

An inquest in the Isle of Man has heard the 26-year-old, from Helensburgh hit a kerb while travelling at about 140mph (225km/h) near the 29th milestone at Casey’s Corner in a Supersport 600cc race on 4 June.

Douglas courthouse heard he was thrown from his bike, which “exploded on impact”, and suffered fatal injuries.

Coroner John Needham recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.

The hearing was told the “rising star”, who died at the scene, had been declared fit to race on the day and his machine had no defects.

Offering condolences to his family, Mr Needham said the “talented” and “extremely personable” rider’s death highlighted the “inherent risks of road racing”.

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