A Bradford motorcycling ace is on the comeback trail after a terrifying health scare and should be on top form tonight in Wolverhampton.

‘An Evening with Ian Hutchinson: The Miracle Man’ is taking place at the Cleveland Arms in the city tonight, with the man on the posters having quite the tale to tell.

Hutchinson, a 16-time Isle of Man TT winner fondly known as the Bingley Bullet, had a stroke while cycling in Spain around this time last year.

He spoke out during his recovery two weeks later about the harrowing ordeal, and how grateful he was to friend and British Superbikes rider Jason O’Halloran for being on the scene so quickly and saving his life.

Unsurprisingly, the stroke meant Hutchinson had to set out last year’s TT event for medical reasons and he has had to undergo numerous medical tests since.

Thankfully, the doctors have given the 44-year-old the all clear, and his race line is due to be renewed in a few days’ time, on Friday, March 1.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The popular Ian Hutchinson (right) at a public event in Bradford back in 2019.The popular Ian Hutchinson (right) at a public event in Bradford back in 2019. (Image: Newsquest.)

The Bingley man is one of the most talented racers about, so it is no surprise that the Milenco Padgetts Honda team were keen to snap him up once they heard he was getting back on the bike.

The Yorkshire-based team used to count Hutchinson among their ranks several years ago, but 2024 will mark his first year on a full-time deal with them since 2010.

Arguably the second-most prestigious road race in Great Britain and Northern Ireland behind the Isle of Man TT, Hutchinson will compete for Padgetts Honda at the North West 200 this May.

Having won three times there before, he will be looking to add to his tally in the spring, when he competes in the Superstock, Superbike and Supersport classes.

That North West 200 comeback will surely come up in conversation tonight down in the West Midlands, with standard tickets for the Cleveland Arms event, hosted by Stephen Day, available for £15.

A VIP ticket will cost £30, but will guarantee entry from 6pm, with standard tickets allowing access to the venue.

The event, which will largely see Hutchinson recount stories about his career, gets underway from 8pm, with tickets still available on the door.

If you are able to make it down there, you can also secure your spot this afternoon by booking on the Cleveland Arms website, which is www.clevelandarms.com, or calling the venue on 01902 451021.

The full address for the venue is: Cleveland Arms, Stowheath Lane, Wolverhampton, WV1 2QN.