Thursday 28th April 1921
Douglas Davidson riding a Harley Davidson at the Brooklands circuit became the first motorcyclist to exceed 100 mph in Britain. He achieved this amazing feat on a V-Twin Harley-Davidson. Considering his bike used tyres more suited to a bicycle and his only protection was a thick sweater and a leather hat this was no mean feat. In fact his F Series Harley-Davidson had no brakes, virtually no exhaust pipes and ran with only one gear.