British Pathe tells the story of 1960s housewife trials rider

And she's seriously good...

BRITISH PATHE has some serious gems stashed away.

And occasionally, they surface. Take this clip of the world’s first motorcycle parachute jump not exactly going to plan, for example.

Another has now sprung into our line of sight – this awesome short about housewife and trials champion Rene Bennett, from Hounslow, London.

The clip is peppered with sexist quips, including ‘No wonder this woman regards a ton-up monster with the same affection usually reserved for Dior creations.’

But Bennett soon proves her talent on the challenging trials course.

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