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TITLE
Hugh Gibson on motorcycle with passenger in sidecar
EXTERNAL ID
PAW_RALEIGH_RELIABILITY_TRIALS
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1924
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21657
KEYWORDS
motorbikes
motorcycles
bikes
transport
clubs
tours
Hugh Gibson on motorcycle with passenger in sidecar

The gentleman driving this motorbike has been identified as Hugh Gibson. The photograph was taken outside the Station Hotel in Inverness. In 1924 Hugh drove around the coast of Britain in twelve days in a 7 h.p. Raleigh motorcycle. The plaque on the sidecar reads: 'Raleigh Round the Coast Reliability Trial. 3404 miles. Officially Observed by the Auto Cycle Union.' The Raleigh Cycle Company was based in Nottingham, and this vehicle has a Nottingham registration, AU8210.

In 1903 the Auto-Cycle Club was founded to develop motor sport through clubs and to arrange touring facilities for its members. In 1907 it was renamed the Auto Cycle Union. The motor cycle trade flourished after World War I and the interwar years came to be regarded as the golden age of motorcycling. The club was later renamed 'ACU Motorcycling GB'


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Hugh Gibson on motorcycle with passenger in sidecar

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1920s

motorbikes; motorcycles; bikes; transport; clubs; tours

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

The gentleman driving this motorbike has been identified as Hugh Gibson. The photograph was taken outside the Station Hotel in Inverness. In 1924 Hugh drove around the coast of Britain in twelve days in a 7 h.p. Raleigh motorcycle. The plaque on the sidecar reads: 'Raleigh Round the Coast Reliability Trial. 3404 miles. Officially Observed by the Auto Cycle Union.' The Raleigh Cycle Company was based in Nottingham, and this vehicle has a Nottingham registration, AU8210.<br /> <br /> In 1903 the Auto-Cycle Club was founded to develop motor sport through clubs and to arrange touring facilities for its members. In 1907 it was renamed the Auto Cycle Union. The motor cycle trade flourished after World War I and the interwar years came to be regarded as the golden age of motorcycling. The club was later renamed 'ACU Motorcycling GB' <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.