Conor Cummins

Conor Cummins

Conor Cummins is arguably, the most laid back road racer at the Isle of Man TT Races and sometimes it’s hard to imagine him tearing round the Mountain Course at breath-taking speeds given his languid demeanour in the paddock! But he most certainly does, and to devastating effect, with the Manxman currently experiencing some of his best years in racing.

His feats are even more amazing given the events of 2010 when, in front of the TV helicopter Conor crashed heavily at the Verandah and cartwheeled down the hill. The injuries he sustained were horrific but if one thing was on his side, it was his age – he was just 24 at the time – his fitness levels meant he was able to return to racing less than a year later. It took a while for the local legend to get back up to the podium exploits of 2009 and 2010 but when he did just that in 2014, there wasn’t a more popular result.

A product of 125cc racing and the Virgin Mobile R6 Cup, many were critical of Conor’s decision to first tackle the TT aged just 20 in 2006, but he quickly proved them wrong. Despite slipping down the pecking order somewhat after losing his ride with Honda Racing in 2016, the Ramsey man has been revitalised in recent years, something for which he, along with the Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles team, must take great credit for.

The values and work ethic of the family-run team match those of Cummins and beneath the quiet exterior lies a steely determination. Peter Hickman and Dean Harrison may have taken all the headlines in recent years but Cummins has been as good as anyone else and that’s been seen in his run of podiums in the RST Superbike and Milwaukee Senior TT Races, having finished on the rostrum in all four of those races in both 2018 and 2019.

Two more third place finishes were taken in 2022, in the RL360 Superstock and Milwaukee Senior TT Races with the former seeing him set a new personal best lap of 133.116mph and become just the fifth rider to break the 133mph barrier. Illness hindered him in 2023 but the challenge remains to try to bridge the gap to the front runners and grab that elusive, much yearned for victory.


Conor is such a super smooth rider and he has the perfect TT style. He’s bounced back from several setbacks in his career but is currently riding better than he’s ever done and has the perfect home in the Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles team. Everyone in the Isle of Man can’t wait for his first win.




Ramsey, Isle of Man

TT Debut


Race Starts


Wins / Podiums



47Silver/2 Bronze

Best Lap Speed

133.116mph (2022)

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