• Short Summary

    Motorcycles take the stands at Earl's Court's Motorcycle Show.

  • Description

    Earl's Court, London.

    SV. Douglas Dragon Fly. SV. Watsonian Streamlined Sports Sidecar. CU. Watsonian Streamlined Sports Sidecar, showing locker. SV. Vincent Black Prince - most expensive bike. CU. Engine of Vincent Black Prince. SV. The Dayton Albatross, the first British produced high performance scooter. SCU. Albatross motor scooter - seat lifted to reveal petrol tank. SCU. Girl wearing spotted blouse pan down to spotted Power-Pak motor. CU. Spots being painted on motor. SV. Reg Harris, racing cyclist, on a Raleigh surrounded by girls in cycling fashions. CU. Girl wearing shorts. SCU. Reg Harris with girls. GV. Hercules stand. SV. & SCU. Eileen Sheridan Britain's cycle champion holding Hercules bike (glass) for Irene Hilda, French stage star, to sit on. CU. Girls holding glass fibre. SCU. Girls holding fibre, pan down to bike.

    (Orig. Neg.) (Title scene C.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    497.04
    Media URN:
    30296
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:10:00 / 01:05:04:00
    Canister:
    54/90

Comments (1)

  1. Hetchins says

    The lovely Eileen Sheridan set records as an amateur before she joined Hercules in 1951 as a professional rider and at one time I believe I am correct in saying held all 21 ladies cycling records including the Lands End to John o'Groats record. That was done in 1954 in 2 days 11 hours and 7 minutes and she went on to break the ladies 1,000 mile record in 3 days 1 hour. There was not much of Eileen but she certainly packed a punch !

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