Mad Sunday blessing for TT rider Paul Dobbs

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A blessing will be held on "Mad Sunday" to remember TT rider, Paul Dobbs who was killed during racing in 2010.

The 39-year-old from New Zealand died in a crash at Ballagarey during the second Supersport race on 10 June.

His wife Bridget is hoping as many friends as possible will come along to pay their respects.

She said: "Dobbsy knew so many people so TT week seemed like a good time to get people together."

She added: "It has obviously been a particularly emotional year but I have had so much support from people around me and the biking fraternity.

"Everyone jokes about what we would do without Facebook but seriously it has been a life saver, really brilliant".

The blessing will take place at 1130 BST on Mad Sunday 5 June at Lonan Parish Church.

On Mad Sunday the circuit is opened to motorcyclists to allow them to travel on the same tarmac as the Superbike riders in the TT.

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