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Journey from Khartoum

Posed in the car park of The Motor Cycle offices at Dorset House, Stamford Street, London – is 28-year-old Egyptian Thabit Abdel Said, who, on his self-built Matchless G3L, had ridden from his home city of Khartoum, the Sudan, to England.

report, published in the August 6, 1953 volume, began: “It is rapidly becoming almost commonplace for a motorcyclist to turn up… and remark casually that he (or she) has ridden from some

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