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Finally got around to scanning the copy acquired of the ISDT 1927 official event programme  prepared by the ACU. We will post a link to an online edition available at our issu.com library of ISDT material shortly. The event was based in Ambleside in the English Lake District between the 15 and 20th August 1927. The six days saw the riders cover over 700 miles with some 219 hills steeper than 1 in 7 gradient. The programme includes organisers details, history of the ISDT, regulations, final instructions, route map with course details, entry list and teams

You can view the whole programme at the Speedtracktales library at issue.com using this link

Future blogs on this material will include a “Mapping the ISDT feature”

Front Cover if the official ACU Programme ISDT 1927

Front Cover if the official ACU Programme ISDT 1927

Below is the list of riders in alphabetic order who had been entered. There is a separate list of riders in numerical order with team and bike details.

List of entrants in alphabetic order ISDT 1927

List of entrants in alphabetic order ISDT 1927

The programme tells us that the riders had to follow a course which featured 219 Hills which had a gradient greater than 1 in 7 and helpfully the programme provides a list. We would be pleased if anyone can share or point us to photos of those his either back then or now not seen in the existing magazine reports we have on the ISDT 1927

Index to hills steeper than 1 in 7 on the Keswick and Shap routes ISDT 1927

Index to hills steeper than 1 in 7 on the Keswick and Shap routes ISDT 1927

Index to hills steeper than 1 in 7 on the Bootle routes ISDT 1927

Index to hills steeper than 1 in 7 on the Bootle routes ISDT 1927

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