South Yorkshire August 10 1957
Two Weeks Holiday Tour
Conisbrough Men Return
if you are planning to tour the continent by motorcycle, it would be wise to take the advice of to Conisbrough motorcyclist Mr Bert Street, of Lime Grove Café. Sheffield Road, and Reg Thompson of Conanby, who arrived back in Yorkshire last week after a two-week tour over France, Italy and Switzerland.
Their are advice? “Watch those mountain passes! Sometimes you see notices warning you about them, and sometimes there is no warning at all. It is very tricky for motorcyclists,” said Mr Street who works at Swinton GEC. Works. As a result of one of the two falls, they had, he burned his leg on the exhaust pipe. Mr Thompson, an employee of Briggs motor bodies, Doncaster, and owner of the 500 c.c twin on which they travelled, hurt his ribs slightly when they came off while negotiating the corner covered in grit, at the entrance to a camping site. Their injuries were not serious, however.
In Basle, they had arranged to meet two of their Ivanhoe cycling club friends, Mr George Stilling’s and Mr Colin Wheat, and after spending a day with them, they continued their journey into Italy.
During the tour, they visited Basle, Milan, Venice, and Trieste, where they purchased colourful souvenir badges.
About the petrol situation, Mr Street said “it is a bit grim in France where it costs 8s. 6d. A gallon. But the price is reasonable at about 5s 6d in most of the other places we visited.”