Walter Leslie Handley, (April 5, 1902 - November 15, 1941), was born in Aston, Birmingham, and was a famous British Inter-War motorcycle racer with four wins at the Isle of Man TT Races in his career.
Later he also raced cars in the 1930's, and died during World War II in an aircraft accident while serving as a pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary. He was CO of Hawarden, Cheshire at the time.
Handley's Cottage on the IOM course is named for him.
"... we have had great riders who were erratic, and others who were clumsy. But Handley was always visibly superb. Walter was one of our greatest aces." ~ Ixion, 1941.
Sources: Graces Guide, Wikipedia.
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