Posts Tagged ‘britain’

Historic London Ladies Motorcycle Club

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The historic London Ladies Motorcycle Club pictured at Brooklands where they competed in the first ever British women’s motorcycle race.

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Women Motorcyclists for Belstaff

Photo by Ludovic Robert

Sahra Lewis and some of her lady friends were asked to attend the 2015 Spring/Summer Belstaff collection launch at the store on Bond Street in London to create some buzz, give the event atmosphere, and show off that women can ride too.

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Helmets for Heroines on April 25th of 2014 in at Karmarama in London- celebrating lady riders and providing aid for those with Breast Cancer in need of care. Starts with a motorcycle ride through London, followed by an art show with beautiful helmets.   In a male dominated world, The Gabriel Hounds want to celebrate women on two wheels. In the process, we are going to be showcasing some beautiful and iconique helmets. Check out Helmets for Heroines Facebook Event page for more info. 

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A pair of smokin’ dames on their motorbikes in Britain, 1930s. Photographs of women motorcyclists from this time period always fascinate me; society norms changing quickly through the early 1900s allowed women to exercise and enjoy some new freedoms. Can you imagine wearing a corset on a motorcycle?  Original photo source unknown, though I suspect it’s from historial archives. [ more from the 1930s ]

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The Desmohog: Part Ducati, Part Harley

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The ‘Desmohog’ is a custom motorcycle with a Harley big twin bottom end and Ducati 900ss cylinder heads.

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DGR London: The Duchess

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s ride was not just for the gents. Look at this motolady (known as “The Dutchess”) representing women motorcyclists in London.

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Jenny Tinmouth- the first woman to win a British Supersport Cup race and the World’s Fastest Woman around the Isle of Man TT. She’s also the part-owner and full time mechanic at the Two Wheel Workshop, near Liverpool.

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Who is that? The princess Elizabeth (yes, now Queen) riding a motorcycle in a 1941 issue of The Motor Cycle magazine. The Queen is a motolady!

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European classic, blonde. Naomi Watts on Ural from the movie Eastern Promises.

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Becky Bailey on her Yamaha R1, full track suit on the street in Britain

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