31 Aug 2013

May does lap at Isle of Man on Meccano bike

1:56 pm on 31 August 2013

Top Gear presenter James May has completed a lap of the Isle of Man TT course on an electric motorbike and sidecar made from Meccano.

May and fellow presenter Oz Clarke started on Wednesday and had to overcome a series of mechanical matters along the 37-mile course.

The bike was made of thousands of Meccano pieces.

The BBC reports their epic lap ended on Friday in front of a packed grandstand. The event coincided with the 90th anniversary of the Manx Grand Prix.

The feat will be broadcast on a BBC2 Toy Stories programme at Christmas.