Monday, August 5, 2019

Kop Hill

The Kop Hill climb has been an event running since 1910. In 1926 it included a Lady's Trial.

1 comment:

  1. This is just a fun, tongue-in-cheek article, but did you notice that the majority of the women competing are "Miss" and only one or two are "Mrs."? In 1926 women tended to marry younger than they often do today, so these might have been quite young women. Were they riding motorcycles owned by fathers or brothers? Or were they already motorcycle owner/operators in their own right? Note that they are skilled enough to get up the treacherous hill on the crude and complicated motorcycles of the day. In fact events such as this were soon banned because of a serious accident on this very hill. It casts an interesting light on motorcycle riding in the period.



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