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    No title. National Amateur Cycle-Cross Championship, Crystal Palace, London.

    Mass of cyclists coming towards camera at Crystal Palace. They leave the road and start the cross country race. L/S as they come to a wall they dismount and clamber over wall. The cyclist carry their bikes on shoulders and run up slope. C/U cyclists climbing wall. Various shots cyclists carrying bikes up slope. L/S as they remount and go away from camera through wood. Panning shot as they come to another slope, dismount and run up slope. M/S group coming up the slope. When they get to top of slope they have to climb over another obstacle. M/S as they go over obstacle. C/U ditto. Panning C/U as cyclists remount and ride away. Panning shot group coming through wood. Panning shot ditto. Panning C/U as cyclists go into gully along side fence. L/S ditto. C/U as cyclist runs up slope with bike on shoulder. L/S ditto. Panning shot two cyclists coming towards and passing camera through trees. Elevated shot as John Atkins crosses finish line to win. C/U Atkins as he is kissed by a female admirer.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:41:00 / 01:55:27:00
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    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour
    cyclists Crystal Palace cyc-sb-dc
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The title of the clip should be changed to Cyclo-cross.

    "National Amateur Cycle-Cross Championship" should be changed to British National Cyclo-cross Championships.

    Named by the commentator, and so presumably visible during the clip, are Roger Page, Dave Wren and David Nye.

  2. usejean says

    I\'m pretty sure the female admirer is actually John\'s wife but will ask one of his son\'s to confirm.

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