Brian Steenson movie postponed

Brian Steenson movie postponed

25 March 2020

A GROUP of motorcycle enthusiasts which had planned to screen a showing of the new Brian Steenson tribute film have had to cancel the event.

The screening — due to be held on April 17 at Crossgar’s Corner Inn — was also to include a chat show with a number of former road racers, including Adrian Craig, Raymond McCullough, Cecil Crawford and Trevor Steele, but has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers, who met last night to discuss what they will do next, say that they hope to reschedule the event later in the year.

The enthusiasts are working to erect a memorial in Killyleagh and a wall mural in Crossgar in memory of Brian Steenson.

They are keen to see their hero remembered this year which marks the 50th anniversary of his death at the Nobles Hospital on the Isle of Man following his TT crash.

The enthusiasts hope that the new memorials will reflect the esteem in which experienced rider Steenson, who was born near Killyleagh, was held.

The road racing enthusiasts have been working hard to formally recognise Steenson, who competed in England, Northern Ireland and Europe. He also worked as a research engineer employed by BSA in Birmingham. 

Those behind the Steenson tribute say they will do whatever they can to erect something in his memory and are raising funds to help them realise their goal.

Many of the enthusiasts attended the recent screening of the new film, Brian Steenson — The Last Lap, at Down High School where the rider was a former head boy.