Pendine Sands

Pendine Sands

That sweet, lugubrious scent

of hot rubber and even hotter oil,

Sticky in my lung,

Passion, then the speed

Sweeps the scent away.




In 1922 the annual Welsh TT motor cycle event was held at Pendine Sands. The firm, flat surface of the beach was ideal as it made a track that was straighter and smoother than many major roads of the time.  At the time, Motor Cycle magazine described the sands as "the finest natural speedway imaginable".

 

 

Notes:

York: Crossing the Line