@Calthrop, you would do Simon Sharma out of a job with ease but the Dick in question is not royal. Dick's activities will help in obtaining the answer, as well as a musical reference in the clue will too.Shenton, Battlefield Line ?? -- Dick (III) was adamant, that he'd win that battle (Bosworth); or die -- if there were an opera about it, it would at the end, have him singing a splendid song of last-ditch defiance ...
Back to the drawing-board, to rack brains for various celebrated Dicks -- not having a musical bone in my body, references to such will probably be missed...
The answer isn't Andover, although it could be as your workings out are exactly right.Andover? (Adam Ant's song about highwayman Dick Turpin "Stand and Deliver".....or 'andover' your money and jewels)>
Thanks @perryman A nice easy one now:
Do this on the slopes and it could be a leg-breaker.
It's what you have your feet on that cause the problem if you make a wrong move.
I can't keep things simple with you Calthrop.Couldn't be as simple as Islip, could it?
I don't know that this is better John.My first ever cryptic clue on here was based on Islip being skiddy. The shame of not getting this (better) version!