Terry Challinor

Monday January 9, 2023 at 10:13am
Terry Challinor

Ace Shropshire scrambling star, Terry Challinor, has passed away at the age of 81. Terry, nicknamed ‘TC’ or Top Cat, was a true sportsman who rode mainly in moto cross and some trials, with his forte being moto cross.  He rode a variety of machines from a Kyffen Dot, Sprite, Greeves, DMW, Triumph Metisse, Maico, Husqvarna and Yamaha mostly under the riding number of 11 or 111 in his trademarked golden yellow outfits and his yellow and black striped helmet.  Throughout the sixties, seventies and eighties he was the man to beat in moto cross in Wales and the Midlands.  After a brief retirement, Terry took to pre 65 scrambling mainly on a Triumph Metisse again being the man to beat.  Terry was also a successful businessman working in the family assurance firm based in Pontesbury until retiring.

He passed away peacefully at home after suffering ill health for the last few years, with his family by his side. Our condolences go to the family at this sad time.

Funeral details as follows on 3rd February 2023 service at 1pm at St Georges Church, Pontesbury, SY5 0PS followed by a private family cremation, following the church service friends are invited to the Pontesbury Public Hall SY5 0QD for refreshments and remember Terry's life.

Riding the Kyffen Dot with his trademark golden yellow and number 11.
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