The Women’s Road Records Association was established in 1934 to control and authenticate place to place records set by women.
Separate records were kept for both amateur and professional riders. In 1989 the WRRA activities were taken over by the men’s body , the Road Records Association.
The RRA has never recognised separate records for amateur and professional, only the fastest rides being recorded.
Following is the complete list of record rides established by Mrs Edith Atkins as an Amateur in the name of the Coventry Road Club and under the aegis of the WRRA. (the records marked* beat the figures of then professional record).
Lands end to London 25/09/52 - 287 miles - 17h.13m.31s.
Holyhead to London 31/05/53 - 264 miles - 13h.31m.53s
London to York* 12/07/53 - 196miles - 9h.56m.20s
12 Hours* 12/07/53 - 234.75miles
London to Edinburgh 13-14/07/53 - 385 miles - 21h.37m.00s
24 Hours* 13-14/7/53 - 422.00 miles
Edinburgh to Glasgow and back 19/07/53 - 88 miles - 4h.38m.56s
Lands End to John O’groats 27-29/07/53 - 871miles - 2d.18h.4m.
London to GT Yarmouth* 14/07/57 - 125 miles - 6h.01m.46s
London to Bath and Back 8/08/57 - 211 miles - 11h.11m.34s
Liverpool to Edinburgh 8/09/57 - 211 miles - 11h.02m.40s
Edinburgh to York 13/10/57 - 196 miles - 10h.40.24