Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Byfleet

A village of medieval origin, situated on the River Wey, and now a suburb of Woking.

The village has a long association with motor racing and aviation due to its proximity to Brooklands.  The Byfleet Heritage Society lists Duncan Hamilton, racing driver, Hugh Locke-King, founder of Brooklands, and Leslie Hore-Belisha, a former Minister of Transport responsible for introducing the driving test, the 30 mph speed limit and the Belisha beacon, as former village residents.