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Motor-Cycling for Women (Paper Back)


Motor-Cycling for Women (Paper Back)

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Motorcycling for Women 1928 – B&N Debenham

Practical guide to Motorcycling in the 1920s written by two sisters who just loved motorcycling.

The year this book was written was a period of great optimism; 62 nations renounced the use of war to resolve disputes and the sun shone, a fortnight in July that year recorded temperatures of 90 degrees and no rain. Significantly Motorcycling for Women was published in 1928, when women achieved an equal voting age with men at 21.

The book reflects a golden period when there were more motorcycles on the road than cars and anyone could ride a motorcycle at 14 without passing a test or wearing a helmet. You will see from the photographs in this book that the authors Nancy and Betty Debenham were attractive, adventurous and happy young ladies who thoroughly enjoyed their motorcycling.

This book seems to be part of a concerted campaign by British Motorcycle Manufacturers to promote motorcycling for women. However, in his introduction Major Watling (Director of the British Motorcycle Manufacturers Union) manages to reveal something of the prevailing attitudes to women motorcyclists at the time.

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Weight 0.52 kg


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