Agnes Muriel Hind, possibly the first female motorcyclist, was famed for devouring her male competitors.
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.' 
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'
Credit: Graces Guide
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