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Agnes Muriel Hind

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Agnes Muriel Hind later Muriel Lord (1882-1956)

Possibly first female motorcyclist and known for racing and beating male riders

1882 May 27th. Born in to a wealthy Dorset family but was orphaned at age 7 and raised by relatives in Swanage

1904 'HIND, Miss Muriel, Langton Matravers, Wareham, Dorset. Cars: 3-h.p. Singer motor-bicycle, 4.5-h.p. Benz. Total distance travelled since becoming a motorist: About 5,000 miles. Hobbies: Hockey, at one time cycling, but finds the latter "too slow" now. Started motoring in 1902, on a 2-h.p. Singer bicycle, subsequently owned a 2.5-h.p. machine of the same make, and now has a 3-h.p. Singer bicycle; thinks this make of motor-bicycle the best for ladies' use.' [1]

1912 Q4. Married Richard Lord at Paddington

1956 Died age 74

Note: Details of her achievements in 'Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9'

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Sources of Information

  1. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9