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The second ISDT was scheduled to take part in Grenoble in France over the 3rd to 11th August of 1914. Unfortunately the coinciding outbreak of the First World War meant although the event started it was quickly abandoned before completing.
It is unlikely that there would be many records of this event and material would be lost but if we can find any we will make it available here
In the June 18th 1914 issue of ‘the Motor Cycle’ an article on the event the procedures to enter, the route to reach Grenoble and the costs associated wit htravel across Europe are provided to help any riders contemplating the crossing of the English Channel to take part in the second International Six Days’ Trial.
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The British ISDT Trophy team was designated as being
- 350cc Class T C De la Hay 2 3/4 hp Sunbeam
- 500cc Class W F Newsome 3 1/2 hp Triumph
- 1000cc Passenger Class C R Collier 8hp Matchless & Sidecar
Considerable details about the implication of the cancelling of the event can be found on this site post about the journey home of Maurice Greenwood
We would welcome any contributions by way of images other material or articles that could be added to improve the information held about this event
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