Cyclemotor Statistics

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by Derek

Huddersfield is an important manufacturing in West Yorkshire on the eastern of the Pennines. In the 1950s it was in the West of Yorkshire and the major interests in the and to a certain extent now, are in and the woollen trade, with a big following in both codes Leeds Road for soccer and for Rugby League. The hilly of the area can hardly be considered as cyclemotoring country.

It had a large of trolley buses for public services and these, like the and very similar town of climbed the hills almost Other places in the same of Yorkshire, such as York with its flat terrain, were far better for cyclemotoring and the residents there tell of hundreds of little smelly buzzing slowly up the road that City’s railway and two chocolate factories turned Cyclemotors were the first and cheerful means of powered available to the population during the days just after the World War and they certainly a very attractive and low cost of getting about.

Given the above parameters and the of the Huddersfield County Borough vehicle licensing records, a survey of these records has undertaken from the beginning of 1949 to the end of June 1957, a of eight years which that time which can be called ‘The Cyclemotor The results of these investigations the basis for this article.

the eight years concerned, 347 cyclemotors were taxed in using the registration letter ECX and EVH, FCX, FVH etc. to LCX, LVH and MCX and although the town perhaps be judged typical of locations in so far as numbers are concerned, it is that the trends noted are of the way in which other places reacted to the rise and fall of the

The first noted cyclemotor in August 1949, interspersed many autocycles such as the New Hudson, Raynal and ABJ, was a and then what can only be as an explosion occurred in the first six of 1950 when no fewer 52 Mini-Motors were sold and presumed then to be found their way around the streets of the It was not until September 1950 the virtual stranglehold of this was broken by the first Cyclemasters and it was two makes which predominated up to

They were distributed by firms in Huddersfield; Duncan Wakefield Road, Mold and Butlin Brothers, East for Mini-Motors together with Auto for Cyclemasters. There also the other odd individual such as a Corgi scooter in with a few others subsequently and and Cymota in 1951 1952 and continued to be interspersed with but the most consistent other at this time was surprisingly the GYS subsequently became the Mocyc.

It must be remembered that the first of these was manufactured in latterly they were by Cairns of Todmorden, Yorks. about 16 miles away clearly a case of a local finding favour with the market. Oxford Street were the distributors for these

The first Power Pak came in March 1952, credited to Garage. The first 32cc was noted in July 1952, all previously having being machines. The first Vincent was in September 1953 whilst one later, the first BSA Winged appeared on the scene. With an influx of 71 machines in 1950, the figures of cyclemotor registrations fairly constant until when the decline set in.

Notwithstanding the figures, even at this stage in the cyclemotor ‘boom’, were still new types of taking to the road. The first appeared in December 1954, a Cucciolo in February 1955 and the first of two Norman Cyclemates, the Cyclemaster moped, was registered in 1955.

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Other firms in 1951/2 to cyclemotors were Martins, Road (Cyclemaster) and Wiley (Power Pak Mosquito), whilst in 1953, the Universal Radio Shop in Brighouse and also Engineering were credited 32cc Cyclemasters. Later in in the month of September, Wigfalls a Cyclemaster, adding several in November of the same year.

An entry was a Vincent Firefly in the month that was credited to Passenger Transport Department Duncan Hoyle. One wonders it was for revenue protection purposes or other more mundane Butlin Bros expanded Winged Wheels and Fireflys Martins also sold Wheels as well.

Unusually, the Ducati Cucciolo was registered to the user, Mr. E.H. Raw of Fixby. Duncan Hoyle’s shop on the Cyclaid and also the Cyclemate.

During the decline, Mini-Motors by then the MkV gold coloured version) put up a late challenge and Fireflys (or should that be were particularly popular through the 1955/56 period.

For the 18 months up to June 1957, 9 machines were registered, being 3 Cyclemasters, 5 Fireflys and the machine of all, a Winged in February 1957. The firms with these last of transactions were Butlin (Vincents), Quarmby Garage, a new for one of the Cyclemasters, Duncan Hoyle and Vincents) and the final Winged by Butlin Bros, somewhat the firm which was first with the cyclemotor revolution it started the eight years or so

As the registration of cyclemotors tailed mopeds such as the Mobylette and NSU together with scooters the Lambretta LD125 took and there were some makes like the Piatti Cyclemaster produced scooter), (from Holland), the German Perle and Zündapp Combinette as as the Mercury Dolphin (or was that Mercury) as well. Butlin continued to sell machines obviously a different demand; merely changed their range and as well as Phillips and NSU Quicklys, also sold a large number of Her-Cu-Motors in 1957, for which there became a particularly high

The total numbers of machines month by month were as

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