INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CYCLING.
The Auto-Cycle Union has carefully selected the team of motor cyclists to represent Great Britain in the annual International Six Days, which is being held this month in Belgium. Including one sidecar combination and two solo machines, the team consists of F. A. Giles on a 349 c.c. A. J.S. and sidecar ; G. S. Arter on a 499 c.c. James ; and H. Clifford Wilson on a 493 C.C. Sunbeam. Each of these riders has thoroughly earned his place. Giles won the motor cycling championship in 1922 and made the best performance amongst the sidecars in the 1924 Six Days. Arter also put up a magnificent performance in the A.C.U. Six Days this year, going through the entire Trial without losing a mark ; a feat only equalled by one other competitor. Clifford Wilson has put in a lot of good work in competitions, especially in Continental events ; but his outstanding accomplishment was in 1922, when he rode a machine for twenty-four hours on end under official A.C.U. observation.
In 1922 the British team lost by one mark only to the then holders, Switzerland. The International Cup was last year awarded to Sweden, with Great Britain second, and although England failed to win the team award, British riders won the special prizes for the best performances in the trial by a solo and sidecar machine respectively. This year high hopes are entertained in official quarters of England’s chances of success.