1922 SSDT: Hard riding in the Highlands

The Scottish Six Days Trial had never been a stroll in the park but Spring came late in 1922—competitors slogged through  torrential rain, sleet, gales and blizzards, over boulder styrewn moorland tracks, up freak mud-covered hils and through freezing watersplashes. None of which stopped some indomitable women riders joining the fray, and one of them won a gold medal. This one really is a ripping yarn.

“Tam-o-Shanters were very popular, many of the competitors preferring them to more orthodox headgear. C Guthrie (348cc Raleigh), DS Ball (800cc AJS sidecar) and R Evans (348cc Raleigh) at the lunch stop in Perth.”

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