T M SHEARD - the Modest Manxman

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Also out now - my great grandfather (Tom's father-in-law) was an Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Captain in the late 19th/early 20th century.  He seems to have had a very adventurous life on the sea and was very highly regarded.  'The Courteous Captain' book is on sale now at the Lexicon Bookshop, Douglas.

This website is dedicated to Tom Sheard, the first Manxman to win the Isle of Man TT races.  His name is already in Isle of Man TT history, alongside the other heroes and great men who have won this prestigious motorcycling event.

I have compiled a book on his life and exploits, so that what I know is put down for those interested in his thirst for victory and in motorcycling history. 

T M Sheard – the Modest Manxman concentrates on Tom's racing career, including personally collated reports from newspapers of the time, which I amalgamated.  It also chronicles Tom's personal life and  shares family memorabilia.  The book is self-published   (which means that it has been painstakingly(!) self-typed and arranged then professionally printed), with the price being kept as low as possible (only £10) as I wanted everyone to be able to enjoy it.  It consists of 147 pages with many photographs and images.  (Have a look at extracts from the book on this website).





The book is available in the Isle of Man from the following outlets:

LEXICON BOOKSHOP, Douglas town centre

WELCOME CENTRE at the IOM Sea Terminal

A.R.E. Classic Motorcycle Museum, Kirk Michael  

Mostly Manx shop (behind M&S), Douglas 

Laxey Woollen Mills





T M Sheard – the Modest Manxman makes an ideal birthday, Christmas or anytime present for the bike enthusiast, local historian and for that ‘hard to buy for’ person.  It is sometimes very difficult to find an original, thoughtful, ideal gift at an ideal price!

I'm usually around the Grandstand and Hillberry Corner at TT and MGP time  so don't hesitate to come and have a chat.                        










The only thing holding up the recommissioning of Tom's Douglas bike, is my wish to do a documentary filming its journey from being static, to being re-born to take its rightful place touring the Mountain Course once again..............I'm sure Grandad would approve.





Feel free to learn more about Tom on this website and 'see Tom's winning bike in action' via the tab at the side of the page. 


Thanks for looking Smile


Ruth     (Tom’s granddaughter)


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