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    Herne Hill.

    "Track enthusiasts - and as "nippy" with a spanner or lever as with a tea tray - " M/S of a group of Lyons Corner House waitresses ("nippies") attending to their bikes. They have bicycles turned upside down and resting on their saddles as they perform running repairs. C/U of one of the girls who checks the spokes on her front wheel. High angle shot of the girls' stockinged legs (for no apparent reason!) Dissolve into a shot of them powdering their noses. Panning shot of men assisting the girls in checking tyre pressure.

    "Fast on the track (and not so slow off it!)" L/S of the girls about to start a race - all lined up. High angle shot of them racing around the track in their uniforms. Camera follows the girls as they whizz around the track. "Not so slow as this - " Slow motion footage of the race. "The Wheel Brigade 1933 Vintage." High angle shot of large group of cyclists passing the camera (pleasure cyclists rather then racing cyclists). "And, rumour has it too, that cycling is slimming, girls!" High angle shot of the cyclists riding down a country road, cars pass them. Low angle shot of the cyclists, men and women of varying ages. Low angle shot of cyclists approaching over the brow of a hill.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 629.

    Note: the early sequences are nicely shot. Cute.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:09:00 / 01:23:26:00
    EP 308
    Sort Number:
    EP 308
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    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour
    1930s London Bikes Herne Hill Women cyclists and cycling
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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