28 Mar 2011

Speedway legend Barry Briggs

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 28 March 2011

He is back in New Zealand to visit his hometown of Christchurch and raise money for the Martinborough Fire Brigade. He's just completed The Pukemanu Adventure Motorcycle Ride to raise money for the brigade. Briggs is a four-time individual speedway World Champion. He's packed a lot into his 76 years, from teaching actor Steve McQueen to slide a speedway bike to losing his beloved wife to cancer. He tells his life story in his new book, Wembley and Beyond.