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Twin sisters Betty and Nancy Debenham were keen motorcyclists often seen in promotional material for BSA, accompanied by their dog, Poncho. They competed in trials events and Nancy won a Gold Medal at Brooklands in 1926. Their book, Motorcycling for Women (1928) contained a wealth of information for aspiring lady riders, as did their magazine and newspaper articles on the subject.
Motor-cycling is an ideal hobby for the tired business girl. She can seek health and pleasure during her precious week-ends by exploring the countryside and the seaside. She can gather her violets and primroses from the woods instead of buying them in jaded twopenny bunches, and her whole week-end's holiday need only cost her the price of her return fare to Brighton.