The 13th century St. John's Cathedral of Den Bosch, is the scene every year of?
LS. St John's Cathedral in Den Bosch.
SV. Cyclists arrive.
Pan Up. From cyclists to Cathedral.
SV. Bishop leaves Cathedral.
GV. Group of cyclists.
SV. Bishop reads Service.
CU. Bishops blesses cycles.
SV. Bishop blessing cycles.
GV. Bishop speaks to group of cyclists.
CU. PAN. Pan up from bishop's hands on handlebars to CU of Bishop.
GV. Parade of cyclists past Bishop.
SV. Cyclists past Bishop.
LS. of St. John's Cathedral shot through wheel of cycle.
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Background: The 13th century St. John's Cathedral of Den Bosch, is the scene every year of a blessing ceremony for cyclists and their machines.
It takes place after Holy Mass and heralds the start of the sporting season.
Cycling is perhaps the most popular sport in southern Holland.
At this ceremony were about 300 participants - amateurs and professionals - and the Bishop of Den Bosch, Mgr. Bekkers, officiated and pronounced and blessing.