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Flying Fay

The Irish World Champion

Contributed by Sam Burns
11/19/2021


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Fay Taylour, known as ‘Flying Fay’, was an Irish world champion Speedway rider who was often seen on a Douglas. Between 1927 and 1930 she was known as the ‘Queen of the Dirt Track’, and was the first woman to race in England.

Taylour achieved success and set track records in Australia on her DT/5 until women were banned from Speedway racing in Australia and the United Kingdom in 1930.

It was while on tour in Australia that Taylour learned that women had been shut out of all motorcycle racing.

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