A bronze plaque commemorating legendary motorcyclist Malcolm Uphill has been unveiled in Caerphilly town.
Uphill, who was born in Trecenydd and later lived in Machen, was the first man to average over 100 mph for a lap of the Isle of Man TT on a production motorcycle. He achieved the record on a Triumph Bonneville 750cc in 1969.
He passed away in 1999, aged 64 from asbestosis.
The plaque, unveiled by Caerphilly MP Wayne David on September 7, is the result of £2,500 worth of fundraising by a committee dedicated to getting Mr Uphill recognised in the town.
The group of six people was chaired by town councillor and local businessman Eddie Talbot.
Cllr Talbot said: “It’s been a long project, but absolutely brilliant and we’ve all enjoyed it, learning a lot about Malcolm Uphill and his life.
“This is about somebody from Caerphilly actually doing something with his life and being disabled as well, he was deaf, added another dimension to the achievement he made going around the Isle of Man. If he can instil today a youngster doing something similar then I think this task has been achieved.
“I’d like to thank everybody who bought a t-shirt, donated money, the top of town garage, Wetherspoons, Bedwas Motorcycle and Light Car Club who donated £500 and the list goes on.”
Siân Gough, Mr Uphill’s daughter, posting on CaerphillyObserver.co.uk, said: “Thank you all so much for all you have done for the remembing of my dad. I think about him every day but didn’t realise how many others admired him.
“I’m currently in Johannesburg so couldn’t be there. Thank you again and I’m looking forward so much,as are his grandchildren, to seeing the plaque.”