I was drafted in to support Geoff. Johnson one year, not to help with the racing but to be backup vehicle for him when he did a lap of the TT Course on his bicycle !!
My job was to protect him from those mad motorcyclist and cars who in those days took little regard of speed limits.
So we all met up at the Grandstand and prepared for a long lap, my car being loaded up with sustenance and large bottles of water. We set out in the morning and as Geoff. pedalled hard I remained behind him, with my lights on to warn others using the road. The worst section was from Ballacraine to Glen Helen since there were many blind corners. However we chugged along, stopping every-so-often so Geoff. could drink water. It was a warm day and Geoffs face got redder and redder. By the time we got to the outskirts of Ramsey, Geoff, even though he was very fit, was beginning to falter so he took a short break to top up.
We discussed the next stage from Ramsey back to the Start and he decided to go at his own rate up the mountain road to Windy Corner. I would be waiting there with the water.
It was a long day but Geoff accomplished his lap-on-a-bicycle and thanked me for my help. I don't think I had driven more than 25 mph most of the way and Geoffs lap was about two and a half hours long with the "pit stops".
It was a great memory made sad when Geoff died at home of a heart attack the following year.