Bikesport News classics contributor Rachael Clegg has been baring all again on the Isle of Man for the latest incarnation of her Milestones TT calendar.
The evocative calendar features 12 images of Rachael - nude - taken around the TT course, each representing an historic racing story from the globally renowned road-racing event.
“Everything in the calendar means something. My father and grandfather were TT racers so that course is so special to me. I wanted to celebrate some of the womderful stories that form the race’s history so, for example, the ‘March’ image shows me in giant comedy glasses taking an eye test at Ballig Bridge,” she said.
“This is because it as here where Harold Daniell had a crash during practice in 1938. Yet in that year’s Junior TT Daniell smashed the 90mph record, in spite of the fact his eyesight was so poor he wore glasses under his goggles and was refused to serve in the army because of his bad vision.”
And, despite being the third Milestones calendar to be released since its conception in 2012, the 33-year-old from Rochdale whose dad and granddad were both TT riders, says its creation has still been a ‘character building and very funny’ experience.
“We took new pictures this year, which i am really pleased with. I was in a nasty hit-and-run accident before Christmas and knocked off my push bike so I wasn’t even sure we’d be able to make another calendar. But after lots of training to get my strength back we did it. I am so happy with the results and it’s thanks to my team - photographer and good friend Shaz Nicol, that we could pull this off,” Rachael added.
For more information, go to www.milestonescalendar.com.