ACCOMPLISHED sidecar racer Stuart Feeny has died at the age of 76.

Stuart, who died on February 1, had been unwell for some time.

He was a director of Colin Appleyard Motor Cycles, and was driving wagons when Colin left the Alan Jefferies Motor Cycle shop at Saltaire to start with the Keighley-based organisation.

That move from driving to repairing and selling motorcycles with Colin Appleyard worked from day one.

His son Kevin also worked alongside his father.

Stuart was an accomplished sidecar competitor and competed in the Gerald Simpson Two Day Sidecar Trial with passenger Willy Steel.

Apart from selling motorcycles, Stuart Feeny majored on Honda three-wheel and four wheel-farm machines. He was well-known at Leyburn and Hawes auction marts. Many farmers will remember the Feeny sales pitch, which was furthered when the 175 cc Yamaha trials bike surfaced and proved ideal for rounding up sheep and cattle.

A great and popular character. He will be remembered and missed by many. 

Sunday motorcycle trials fixture list

Richmond Motor Club, Harold Graham Trophy Trial, Grinton, 10.30am.

Eboracum Motor Club Kay Trophy Trial, Deepdale, Keldhome, 11am.

Horsforth & D.M.C. Round 2 Club championship, Parkwood Offroad Centre, 11am