Herne Hill Cycle Racing 1956

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    Herne Hill, London.

    LV. Cyclists bunched together at the start of the race, camera pans. LV. The cyclists spread out a little as they head round the track in the country. CV. Legs pedalling frantically. LTV. Track with the cyclists racing. SV. Crowd watching. LV. The finish of the race. CV. Trophies. GV. Cyclist pedalling past with a giant cup showing it to the crowd - Meredith Cup - winner is Alan Jackson. GV. Pennyfarthing bicycles lined up for the start. CV. A rider mounts. GV. Another rider mounts. GV. 88 year old Mr Smallpiece, member of the fellowship of the old-time cyclists, at the beginning of the race being assisted by an official. CV. Crowd watching. LV. End of the pennyfarthing race with riders pedalling like mad. GV. Pan across to crowd applauding. SV. Mr Smallpiece standing with his pennyfarthing bicycle. CV. Mr Smallpiece being questioned about his success as a cyclist. He says (natural sound): "I don't drink and I don't smoke much, I go to bed early and there is no monkey business."

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    32171
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    601.13
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:21:00 / 01:14:26:00
    Canister:
    56/74
    Sort Number:
    56/074
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  • The events took place on 13 September 1956.

    "Cyclists bunched together at the start of the race" - they're racing for the Cooper Cup.

    jamied 22nd Sep 2012

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