John Hartle (updated 30 September 2021)


John Hartle (4) leading Mike Hailwood (5) at the 1963 TT

Click here for an article by Peter Howdel on John

Click here for a link to an article about John Hartle in the Buxton Advertiser from 18/3/2010 (sorry Buxton Advertiser has not maintained their archive so link is blank)

Wikipedia page on John:

John was a decent trials rider as well:


John Hartle with Eric Bowers (long term sponsor / bike dealer in Chapel-en-le-Frith)


1954 Olivers Mount, L-R Chug Barlow, John Hartle and Jack Bailey


This blue plaque can be seen on the wall of the New Inn 1 Manchester Road Chapel en le Frith with the kind permission of Fredric Robinson Ltd

it was placed there with the efforts of many including the local council, Mr G W Telford the landlord of the New Inn, Mr Peter Robinson of Frederic Robinson Ltd, High Peak Motorcycle Club and of of course Manchester 17.

The present landlady Nichola Bremner, of the New Inn has dedicated a full room to the memory of John and is very happy for anyone to visit free of charge - just ask at the bar:

Isle of Man section

brilliantly detailed and long video

full wall picture and more - much more

 Report from 1955

2 pictures below kindly supplied by Doreen Rowland (PS that's Doreen on1st September 2018 at the Memorial Bash weekend, watching the video about John at the New Inn - above)

John receiving the lovely Simister Road Race Trophy - can anyone please tell me (Mr P) who the lady is please?

any more names for me to add?

This replica of the famous Auto Cycle Union, Senior Tourist Trophy (TT) was awarded to John Hartle, D Ennett and P H Carter for winning the Club Team Prize for Winsford & D.M.C. at the 1956 Senior TT.

The original trophy is also of Mercury, the Winged God of Messages from Roman mythology, standing on a single winged wheel. The huge original was donated to the Auto Cycle Club, now the Auto Cycle Union by Joseph the Marquis de Mouzilly St Mars. His name can still be seen on the trophy. He was President of the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme in 1905-1906. The design was based on the Montague Trophy which had been awarded to the winner of the TT car races before the motorcycle TT races started.

George Long (left) receives the ACU Road Safety Award from John Hartle