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Monk Bretton Man Aims For Isle Of Man TT

Thursday February 28 2013

A MAN from Monk Bretton who made a miraculous recovery after a car crash is hoping to realise his dream by competing in the historic Isle of Man TT race.

Adam Sherrif, 33, almost severed his right arm in the 2006 accident, but despite having pins inserted in his bones and suffering from arthritis, he's had great success over the last four seasons.

"I hit the airbag and it pulled my arm off the steering wheel and through the window," said Adam.

"It then came back into the car and I could see that it was just hanging on by a few pieces of skin - it was really strange because it didn't hurt that much."

Having planned to start racing before, the focus on realising his dream of a TT start got Adam through the dark days in his recovery.

Two years later, he was racing with a specially designed bike with brakes on the left handlebar.

In his first race back, he crashed at Brands Hatch and broke his arm again - leaving him with even less movement. But he battled on and has ridden successfully for the last three seasons.

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Reply Posted by Cheryl brown on Thursday February 28 2013 at 15:26
Adam is a great man and pulled threw the bad times with help from his lovely wife Zoe. Great friends of ares and he deserves everything e is working hard for. Good luck Adam for the future ya deserve it lv the browns x

Reply Posted by John Thompson on Thursday February 28 2013 at 18:26
A big well done m8 keep up tbe good work!!!

Reply Posted by Zoe Adam sheriff on Friday March 1 2013 at 07:40
Thanks for all your comments guys, unfortunately I can't comment on my WAB post it's self but thanks for your good luck messages. They mean a lot to us :)