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Beryl Swain

Posted by Howard Trott on Saturday, September 30, 2017, In : Female Motorcycle Riders 
In 1962 Beryl Swain had the world at her feet. She was a beautiful and ambitious motorcycle rider with a bright future. She should have had a pioneering racing career but sadly she was born at the wrong time. On target to become one of the leading female lights in the world of motor racing Swain was unstoppable, until a decision to revoke her licence broke her biker’s heart. 



After a fruitless protest she hung up her leathers in the garden shed for the last time. Beryl Swain died in May 2007...

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Beryl Swain

Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, June 5, 2015, In : Female Motorcycle Riders 
In an era when riding a motorcycle was not thought to be a terribly ladylike occupation, Beryl Swain became, in 1962, the first woman solo rider to negotiate the notorious Isle of Man Tourist Trophy course in an official event. That year she rode her Italian Itom 50cc Racer into 22nd place in a field of 25 in a TT race around the notorious 37-mile mountain road course, which has claimed many lives and inflicted fearful injuries over the years. It was the first year in which the 50cc Ultra Lig...
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