Police to lead Simon Andrews lap

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The police are to lead a tribute lap for Simon Andrews today.

It is now due to leave the Grandstand in Douglas at 3pm.

The police say they are going to lead the parade ‘for safety reasons and so that onlookers can enjoy the spectacle, and show their respect to a young talented rider who left us too early’.

Sergeant Allan Thompson said: ‘We ask that all riders remain behind the police escort for the whole lap, including The Mountain Road.

‘The rules of the road must be followed at all times and we ask that riders enjoy the occasion and ride within their limits and be aware of other road users around them.’

Andrews, who was 29 and lived in Evesham in Gloucestershire, crashed approaching Metropole corner on the fourth lap of the Superstock race on Saturday. May 17, but died two days later in the intensive care unit of Belfast’s Royal Victoria hospital.

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