Sunday, November 22, 2009
Overland to Redditch updated
We told the story of Alfred Barboza and John Noronha who rode a Royal Enfield from Madras to Redditch in 1955. What we did not know at the time was that the bike was the first Royal Enfield to come out of the Madras factory. The bike in the picture reads "From East to West with India's Goodwill". In the picture from left to right Noronha, Major Mountford, Barboza and Jack Booker. The trip was the inspiration for Gordon May's trip, according to his book.