Philip Bennett, Superintendent from Isle of Man
‘One of the major events on the Isle of
Man is the TT races. My earliest involvement as a
Cadet was having to be in the paddock area at 6.00am for the early
As I got older I was allowed to go out on to the course. As the
TT course is a road circuit you would be standing on the pavement
watching the bikes going past at speeds of 130mph.
When I turned 17 and was old enough to drive, I was let loose on
driving one of the ambulances on the circuit.
Sadly, I have had to deal with a number of serious injuries and
fatalities. However, the enjoyment of the event meant that
its excitement still keeps me motivated to assist where I
can. I also now help out with
the training of the 2,000 plus marshals required to cover this
37.75 mile course.’