The man who revolutionised motorbikes
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Rex McCandless: Inventor who revolutionised motorbikes

He is one of the UK's less celebrated inventors, but his remarkable talents revolutionised the motorcycle.

Rex McCandless was a well respected motorbike racer who transformed the structure of the vehicle, with his design forming the base of most modern bikes.

The County Down engineer has been honoured with a blue plaque highlighting his achievements, not just in mechanics, but also in racing.

Video journalist: Hannah Gay

  • 25 Oct 2018