Posts Tagged ‘britain’

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 Distinguished Gentleman’s ride was not just for the gents. Look at this motolady (known as “The Dutchess”) representing women motorcyclists in London. (Big thanks to Dutch Von Shed for sending this my way.)

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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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Sandra Chaplain flying on her 1327cc Buff Kukuxumusu Comp Bike for Team Think Pink at Santa Pod Raceway UK. June 13th, 2008.

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