George Shuttleworth (Formby) is convinced that he has the talent to win the Isle of Man TT races, despite what his neighbours back home in Wigan may think. During the trials, the brakes go on George’s bike, ‘The Shuttleworth Snap’, which he made himself. As a result, he breaks the TT lap record, becoming an instant motor-cycling star. As the big race approaches, George soon realises that other jealous riders will stop at nothing to make sure he does not take part in the race.
Filmed at the 1935 Isle of Man TT races, this lively mixture of action and comedy proved to be hugely popular with audiences and was George Formby’s first major studio success for Associated Talking Pictures.