Miss Beryl Burton, world champion cyclist, won the "Ben-my-Chree" women's road race over 30.8 miles on the Billow Circuit at Castletown, Isle of Man, June 23.
LV.PAN. Massed start.
SV. Race in progress.
SV. M.Robertson, No. 19, leads.
SV.PAN. B. Burton, No. 1, takes lead.
TRAVEL SHOT. Burton.
SV.PAN. Burton long way ahead.
TRAVEL SHOT. H. White, No. 4, and N. Skelton, No. 17, in pursuit.
LV.PAN. Burton on her own.
SV.PAN. Burton at finish.
SV. Crowd applauds.
CU. B. Burton with her small daughter.
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Background: Miss Beryl Burton, world champion cyclist, won the "Ben-my-Chree" women's road race over 30.8 miles on the Billow Circuit at Castletown, Isle of Man, June 23.
Twenty British women competitors set out in a massed start to cover seven laps on the gruelling course, in quest of the "Girl of My Heart" Rose Bowl, presented by C.H. Wallace, and several nominal money prizes. Among the starters was Sheila Holmes, who won the Rose Bowl in 1959, in 1 hour 21min 50.5secs.
This year, Beryl Burton, No. 1, established a new event record by crossing the finishing line after 1 hour 19 min 9.8 secs.
Faster than last year, Sheila Holmes, No. 2, took second place with a time of 1 hour 21min 9.8 secs. Ann Cartwright, No. 13, in third place, clocked 1 hour 21min 10.4 secs.