Photographer’s fond memories of Trevor Ferguson
“Trevor was a very modest and unassuming man,” was the tribute of a photographer who followed tragic road racer Trevor Ferguson’s sporting career for many years.
“Trevor was a great man because he would’ve had time for anyone for a chat,” said Tyrone Times photographer John Stafford.
“He was never a glory hunter and was actually very private and modest about his achievements within the sport. Many’s a time I would’ve gone into the chippy in The Moy and mentioned how he had raced well the weekend before, and he would have avoided the praise and even begun talking about another rider and how well he had done.
“Even, after a race, if I was about to take his picture for the paper he would make a joke and point in the direction of one of the other riders who he felt deserved their photo in the paper more than him - he was a shy, reserved type of guy, very modest and unassuming.
“Many times he told me how much he loved the Isle of Man, the Manx and the Southern 100. It was more than just the circuit that he adored, it was the atmosphere and the people that went there.
“Of course he was very proud of his nephew Ryan Farquhar’s achievements,” John said. “They, like me, are both keen cyclists too and I remember seeing them both on a tandem cycle during a charity event in Cookstown.
“Trevor was always accompanied at the races by his father Alan and his family - Doris, Danny, Jane and Aimee - as well as his cousin Malcolm. I’d like to take this opportunity to send my heartfelt condolences to Trevor’s family at this sad time.”
John also found his favourite photo of Trevor, showing off his famous fish and chips insignia, as he turned towards the University Corner at the North-West 200 in 2007.
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