ISDT 1914 – France

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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.

Image - scanned page from 'the Motor Cycle' 18th June 1914 with travel and entry details for ISDT 1914 (Courtesy of the Greenwood Family Collection)

Image – scanned page from ‘the Motor Cycle’ 18th June 1914 with travel and entry details for ISDT 1914 (Courtesy of the Greenwood Family Collection)

click on above image to enlarge

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

Image of scanned article from Manchester Courier 8th July 1914 discussing the British Team listed for the forthcoming ISDT in France ISDT 1914

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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