It took more than a year to get the record recognised and included in the Guinness Book of World Records.
38, Springfield Hoad
LEICESTER. Dear Sir, 24 Hour NON STOP RIDE. Your letter of the 24th November has been passed to me for attention and action. Although I have enquired through various departments regarding arrangements made with your club for financial assistance in connection with this attempt, I have been unable to locate any previous correspondence. If you would be good enough to send me full details of the arrangements agreed I will arrange for you to receive the outstanding cheque without further delay. May I apologise most sincerely for the delay in finalising this arrangement and ask everyone connected with this fine attempt to accept our heartiest congratulations. Yours sincerely, D.L. Joyce.
Press & Public Relations Officer.
Via Altabella 7
Directors: R. D. POORE (Chairman) H. M. PALIN W. N. HILLIER
The job isn't finished until the paperwork is done!
Leicester Phoenix MCC.,
108 Essex Rd,,
Leicester. Dear Mr. Tindall, Further to our telephone conversation last week I am enclosing the Certificate for the club's World Record attempt, and I trust that it will be sufficient for you to obtain recognition in the Guinness Book of Records. However, should you encounter further difficulties, please let me know. Yours sincerely, Jack B. Wiley
4th February 1974. Messrs. Guinness Superlatives Ltd.,
2 Cecil Court,
Middlesex. For the attention of Mr. Ross McWhirter Dear Mr. McWhirter, With further reference to my telephone conversation last week asking if our motorcycle venture could be included in the Guinness Book of Records, I enclose copy of items taken from press cuttings, also a letter from the B.M.F, confirming the attempt as being authentic. I feel I should draw your attention to the fact that the date stated on the B.M.F. letter is incorrect and should be 28/29 September 1972. This error could be due to the fact that we had an option on two dates for the time, and no doubt this is how the confusion has arisen. Yours sincerely E. Tindall,