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Title The Rugged Road 2nd Edition
Author Theresa Wallach
Price £7


Theresa Wallach and Florence Blenkiron.

This is a story of adventure that happens to have a motorcycle in it. Both riders had become well accomplished in their field and both had ridden at race level. They take on a journey from London to Cape Town South Africa. No mean feat and something to be admired I’m sure you will agree.

A little back ground – this was in 1934!

Nothing had crossed the Sahara that was not atop of a camel, let alone a pair of female Brits on a motorcycle. No GPS, no compass and support truck – just a sidecar and trailer.

They make their way across the terrain by the age old method of asking directions! From oasis to oasis with all the issues that come with crossing a continent on a bike from the 1930s. Meaning they had to rebuild the engine during the year long trip.

After this journey in 1939 Theresa won the Brooklands Gold Star that was awarded to any rider that completed a 100mph+ lap.

This was at the height of the British spirit of adventure and discovery that came from the birth of female liberation. It is freedom personified in words for both travel and personal discovery that shows the tenacity of the human spirit.

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Theresa Wallach and Florence Blenkiron.

This is a story of adventure that happens to have a motorcycle in it. Both riders had become well accomplished in their field and both had ridden at race level. They take on a journey from London to Cape Town South Africa. No mean feat and something to be admired I’m sure you will agree.

A little back ground – this was in 1934!

Nothing had crossed the Sahara that was not atop of a camel, let alone a pair of female Brits on a motorcycle. No GPS, no compass and support truck – just a sidecar and trailer.

They make their way across the terrain by the age old method of asking directions! From oasis to oasis with all the issues that come with crossing a continent on a bike from the 1930s. Meaning they had to rebuild the engine during the year long trip.

After this journey in 1939 Theresa won the Brooklands Gold Star that was awarded to any rider that completed a 100mph+ lap.

This was at the height of the British spirit of adventure and discovery that came from the birth of female liberation. It is freedom personified in words for both travel and personal discovery that shows the tenacity of the human spirit.

 
 
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