• Short Summary

    THE TOUGHEST TEST OF ENDURANCE AND RELIABILITY IN MOTOR CYCLES IS THE INTERNATIONAL SIX-DAYS TRIAL, BEING HELD THIS YEAR ON BRITAIN'S ISLE OF MAN.

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    PREPARATIONS BEING MADE AT THE ISLE OF MAN CIRCUIT, CYCLES BEING READIED, AND SOME OF THE RIDERS TAKING PART.




    Initials RE/S/AE-RM/EEH


    SPORT: MOTOR CYCLING

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    Background: THE TOUGHEST TEST OF ENDURANCE AND RELIABILITY IN MOTOR CYCLES IS THE INTERNATIONAL SIX-DAYS TRIAL, BEING HELD THIS YEAR ON BRITAIN'S ISLE OF MAN.THE TRIAL - THE 40TH TO BE HELD - BEGINS TOMORROW (MONDAY) WITH 300 RIDERS FROM 17 NATIONS TAKING PART.

    COMPETITORS IN THIS YEAR'S TRIAL WILL SPEED ALONG PARTS OF THE 38-MILE (60 KLM) T.T.COURSE ON THE ISLE OF MAN, WHILE RESPECTING NORMAL TRAFFIC.THEY WILL TRAVERSE WILD AND DESOLATE MOORS, ZIG-ZAG THROUGH FORESTS, GO UP STEEP HILLS, STRUGGLE THROUGH MUD AND WATER, BOUNCE ALONG ROCKY TRACKS AND SPEED OVER BEACHES.

    SIX-DAY MACHINES, ALTHOUGH NOT ABSOLUTELY STANDARD, CLOSELY RESEMBLE ORDINARY ROADSTER MOTOR CYCLES, AND PERFORMANCES IN THE TRIAL PROVIDE AN INVALUABLE "BUYER'S GUIDE".MARKS ARE LOST FOR TARDINESS AT TIME CONTROLS, WHILE THEY'RE GAINED IN SPECIAL TESTS RANGING FROM TIMED HILL CLIMBS TO ACCELERATION AND BRAKE TESTS AND A FINAL SPEED TEST OVER PART OF THE T.T.CIRCUIT.

    RIDERS WILL COMPETE FOR INDIVIDUAL MEDALS AND IN NATIONAL TEAMS OF SIX FOR THE TRIAL TROPHY, AS WELL AS IN TEAMS OF FOUR FOR A LESSER TROPHY.THE TOTAL ROUTE MILEAGE FOR THE SIX DAYS WILL BE 1065.THE COURSE WAS PLOTTED BY THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION MOTOR CYCLIST, GEOFF DUKE, WHO IS NOW A RESIDENT OF THE ISLE OF MAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1GJ8EZ02B8BJ45JXM0TX5Y6KR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GJ8EZ02B8BJ45JXM0TX5Y6KR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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