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m CYCLING AND MOTORING -:0:-

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m CYCLING AND MOTORING -:0:- The practice followed by some wheelmen of taking out their dogs for a ran when going for a cvele ride, is a cruel one, and at the same time,, one fraught with danger to the wbeelman himself and other members of the wheel. But even this is not so dangerous as taking out a dog attached to a. cord. A lady of Aberdeen was taking her Bedlington terrier for a run in this manner, when the animal got frightened by an electric car, and ran behind its mistress for safety. The result was that the cord got mixed up with the wheel and the trio came to an abrupt stop. When the lady, the dog, and the cycle were sorted out, it was discovered that the injuries sastained were fortunately but slight. — • A Crewe cyclist recently lost his machine, and regained same after an excited chase which extended over a distance of some miles. He had been into a wayside inn for refreshments, and left, as cyclists will, his machine outside unat- tended. A cycle thief, who had been hanging round waiting for such an opportunity to occur, immediately jumped on the saddle and rode off, but the cyclist coming out and finding his machine missing, looked down the road and saw in the distance the man with the machine. Without more ado, the owner annexed a bicycle standing by and followed on the heels of the miscreant, ana being the better rider of the two, was able finally to overhaul him. The need of a specially designed tyre for motor- ing to withstand the severe strains that such. A tyre is put to, becomes a necessity which a ridsr will not be long in discovering should he purchase a tyre not properly constructed for the work intended of it. To meet this requirement, the Dunlop Tyre Company, after severe tests, intro- duced a carefully designed motor tyre, at once trustworthy and durable, an example of the highest standard in tyre construction, and one capable of undergoing an infinity of hard wear. At the various shows held last winter, the Dunlop bulked largely in the public eye, indeed, it required no very keen discernment to perceive that the number of cars and cycles fitted with the Dunlop tyre, formed by far the major proportion, a striking testimony as to the comparative merits of the numerous makes of tyres before the public. The carelessness displayed by road repairing contractors in not providing warning or protection for pedestrians or equestrians when roads are undergoing repair, is a subject that has been frequently commented upon in the cycle and motor press, and not a few local councils have been called upon to pay considerable sums away in damages and compensation. The latest council to be mulct in damages is the Urban District Council of Finchley, a young lady cyclist having fallen into a trench, and sustaining thereby con- siderable injuries. The principal witness was Mr. Burdett-Coutts, M.P., who, at the time of the accident was driving a coach and four along the road. He stated that the lady and machine suddenly disappeared from sight, so be pulled up and hastened to her assistance. When I got there she was very much knocked about, and looked more like a man who had been in a prize fight." The plaintiff received a verdict in her favour with compensation to the tune of JE100 and costs against the Urban District Council and the Contractors. Two men have just been fined 25/- and costs each for interfering with cyclists along the road from Penmaenwawr to Conway. The Rev. Mr. PhillipB noticed the two men approaching him, and as he was on the point of passing, one reeled over against his front wheel and brought the Rev. gentleman to the ground. The same thing occurred to another cyclist further up the road. A tyre that is largely used and is immensely popular in all countries, is the Dunlop. t For road or path, they are without an equal. They can permanently repaired quickly and easily by any novice, in any place, without the necessity of tools of any kind. Dunlop tyMe are guaranteed by their makers, whose name and trade mark will be found stamped on boite tyres and inner tubes. It has been humorously stated that motor care will one day oust the thorough-bred from the Turf, and that the time will come when the Derby will be competed for by high-powered racing motor cars. Such a prophecy, however, is not likely to come about in our time, although in Australia a step forward has been made towards this end. With a view of holding an invitation motor sports and social gathering, a sub-committee of the Automobile.Club of Victoria have viaitedaevera.1 of the horse racing tracks around Melbourne, HO that the most suitable grounds for fast motor pace- could be secured. After trying the speed capabili- ties of several of the grass racing tracks, the Maribyrnong course was decided upon as bei) g the fastest and most suitable. Speed tests carried out on this track showed it to be fast and the corners easily negotiated. I. is eminently sisiiah'e for automobile racing, being wide and flat and of good even surface. At one time, 24 hours' races were extremely popular amongst the Parisians, such events hi variably attracting large crowds of spectators who exhibited tremendous enthusiasm wherever the;r particular favourite secured any advantage over his rivals. For the last two years or so, however, these long distance races seem to have entirely lost their attraction, even in Paris, possibly owing to the fact that first class long distance men iiave- been few in number, and of these, on" or two might have been head and shoulders in front of his confreres. This: year, however, it would seem that 24_hourb' races were to be given another ihance of drawing good gates. We have heard that the classic 24 hours' race known ItS the Bol d' Or, will be held on the Buffalo trac!, on July 13th and 14th, and that another similar event will cake placc' nt the Pare des Princes track on August 7th. The competitors iu the former event will be allowed human pacing and in the latter event, motor pacing.

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