DISTANCE COVERED IN 2HRS.
Jack Cloake, the Brisbane motor cyclist, was successful in lowering the sidecar record between Brisbane and Toowoomba yesterday. He left Toowoomba at 5.30 a.m. on a 5 h.p. Indian Scout side- car outfit, carrying as passenger Mick Chenery. Twenty-two minutes later he dashed through Helidon, and in another 18 was at Grantham. Gatton was reached at 6.10, and Ipswich at 7.10. Everything went well until the heavy traffic in Grey- street, South Brisbane, was en- countered, and this occasioned the loss of much valuable time. It took minutes to cross the bridge, which was packed with slow-moving traffic. Once across the bridge, Cloake swung into Eliza- beth-street, and he checked in at the Post Office at 7.47 a.m. His time was 2 hours 17 minutes, while the previous record was 2 hours 32 minutes. As on his previous record trip Castrol oil was used. The officials at Toowoomba were Messrs. H. Alke, W. Lindgren, and H. Reece, while at Brisbane the official duties were carried out by Messrs. H. Wacker (B.M.C.C), and "Skip" Rees (A.C.U.).
(Jack Cloake now holds both solo and sidecar records between Toowoomba and Brisbane. His solo record, accomplished on an Indian Prince machine, stands at 2 hours 14 minutes, while his sidecar re- cord is only 3 minutes slower.)