Bicycle racing in Germany & early 20th century shots of cyclists.
Unissued / unused material.
All about bicycles, West Berlin, West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany).
Various shots of man riding exercise bicycle, woman sits next to him, giving him encouragement. Various shots of girl removing portable bicycle from boot of car, assembling it and riding away. Pan with man in period costume riding an old fashioned bicycle with no pedals. MS man riding bicycle of the early nineteenth century. Various shots man riding a penny farthing. MS couple riding tandem.
Montage of archive footage: Various shots of bicycle convention in Paris in 1947. Various shots of bicycle race in progress from 1900, with cyclists riding penny farthings. Various shots cycle race in 1920s. CUs winner. Interior cycle work shop where bikes are being prepared for race (1920s). Various shots Berlin's 46th 6th day race in indoor arena, includes shots of crash involving three cyclists during race (1920s).
Various shots of band and couples dancing in centre of track. Various shots of race in progress, among riders are Rik Van Steenbergen, Emile Severeyns of Belgium, Bugdahl & Jarosensics of Germany. Various shots of trick cyclist Heinz Pfeiffer giving a display. Various shots of bicycle polo in progress (in period costume on old fashioned bicycles), with cuts of crowd.
Date on dope sheet is 23/11/1959.