Story: Motorcycles

Fay Taylour (2nd of 3)

Fay Taylour

Irishwoman Fay Taylour sits on her Douglas motorcycle at Kilbirnie speedway, in 1929. Taylour spent six weeks in New Zealand and rode at speedway circuits in Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. She challenged prejudices about women competing with men in traditionally male-dominated sports.

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Carl Walrond, 'Motorcycles - Trials, rallies and racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20713/fay-taylour (accessed 24 July 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010