Fay Taylour: Queen Of Speedway


Fay Taylour: Queen of Speedway
By Brian Belton

Fay Taylour was the most successful woman speedway rider - ever. Her short but meteoric career spanned just a few years in the late 1920s until women were banned from the Speedway in 1930. In these few years Fay made a name for herself first in Trials riding, in which she won several Gold Medals, and then in Speedway, one of the toughest of all sports on a motorcycle. Fay competed against, and beat, most of the well known male speedway riders in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and became something of a legend - the Queen of Speedway! This book is a biography of Fay and especially her motorcycle years in trials and speedway. It is a fascinating account of a truly remarkable woman and the early years of speedway in England, Australia and New Zealand.

Brian Belton has Speedway in his blood. His father and grandfather both worked at West Ham Stadium and knew many of the racers there. Brian is now an academic, a youth worker and a well known author of books such as West Ham Speedway, Hammering Round and Bluey Wilkinson - the Hammer's first World Champion.

  • Forward, by Reg Fearman
  • Introduction
  • A Taste for Speed
  • The Big Bang of Speedway
  • Loves Labours
  • Cinder-Revver
  • Dirt-Track Queen
  • To Australia
  • Super Sig
  • Fay v Sig
  • Aussie Odyssey
  • And so to England
  • Wheels on Fire
  • Haere Mai Wahine Wehi
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Fay Taylour - Major Achievements
  • Bibliography
  • Notes

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Fay Taylour: Queen of Speedway

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