Tram Road Monument. Unveiled 1975 near the Browns Road intersection.
This section of the Tram Road was used on July 2nd 1955, to break two motorcycle world speed records on a Vincent 1000 cc. The riders were Russ Wright, solo, 185 miles per hour and Bob Burns with a sidecar, 162 miles per hour.
Burt Munro also did speed trials on this section of the road. His Canterbury records with his Munro Special Indian are:
Flying half-mile, Road, Unlimited Class, 99.45 mph. 27/1/1940.
Flying half-mile, Road, Open Class, 120.8 mph. 27/1/1940.
Flying half-mile, 750 cc Class, 143.6 mph. 13/4/1957.
The South Eyre Road near “Claxby” has also been used for car and motorcycle speed trials.