Cycle Speedway 1955

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    Edmonton, London.

    C/U shot of hands unloading pile of bicycles from the back of a car (or truck). M/S of several men carrying bicycles across the road and through a gate. M/S of men placing bikes against the fence. M/S of a man hanging a banner onto fence. C/U shot of the banner reading "HELLINGLY LIONS" with drawing of a lion printed between the two words.

    "Hellingly Lions" of Sussex have arrived to tackle the Edmonton "Saints" in a Grand Challenge Cycle speedway match. There are four contestants in this bicycle race - two from each team. Race consists of four laps of the track.

    M/S of four young men getting ready for the race. Two are wearing red tops and the other two white. M/S of the beginning of the race. Camera pans following the men cycling in circles. Supporters are standing around the track, watching the race.

    Succession of panning shots of the race are intercut with C/U shots of the faces of supporters and shots of the falls and other details of the race. "One of the tricks of the game is to ride an opponent into the side so that he cannot take the bend without falling. It looks dangerous but casualties are rare" - claims the voiceover.

    M/S of the winner crossing the line - "Saints" have won the race.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1176
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    37.08
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:48:00 / 01:16:12:00
    Canister:
    CP 046
    Sort Number:
    CP 046
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