Out For a Ride in . . . . . . . . . . 1912?

Good quality photographs of early motorcycling groups are quite hard to find, so when this scene came our way I definitely thought that it was worth sharing.

The photograph was taken outside the Fielding Post Office about 1912 (a general consensus amongst a few knowledgeable people). The period chosen is centered around the riding gear and type of motorcycles. The bikes all appear to be single cylinder machines with belt drive, some even appear to be fixed belt drive. The riders are well dressed and with goggles and flat caps cut dashing figures that are clearly out for a good days ride.

The motorcycles from left to right could be   . . . Bradbury, Triumph, ? , Triumph,  ? , Norton,  ? ,Triumph, BSA, Triumph,  ? , Matchless,  ? , Humber, Humber, Humber, and Indian .

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