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Timeline: Motorcycles 1908

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1908 Jan 25th. Auto-Cycle Union Trial

1908 Apr 20th. Brooklands Race Meeting. First motorcycle race held at Brooklands.

1908 Apr 29th. Auto-Cycle Union Trial Start and finish at Uxbridge and held over a 124.5 mile course that included Dashwood Hill. Makers included Triumph.

1908 May 09th. Brooklands Race Meeting. Second motorcycle race held at Brooklands.

1908 Jun 05th. London to Edinburgh Run. 5th running of the event.

1908 Jun 10th. Arthur W. Bentley sets new record for John o' Groats to Land's End.

1908 Jul 13th. Auto-Cycle Union Trial. End-to-End 6-day reliability trial

1908 Aug 01st. London - Land's End - London Trial. First time the event was held.

1908 Sep 22nd. Isle of Man TT Races. Separate events for single-cylinder and twin-cylinder bikes. Makers included Triumph, Matchless and Norton.

1908 Oct 03rd. Brooklands October Race Meeting. Motorcycle handicap races.

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