• Short Summary

    Trials at Herne Hill to find the British Olympic cycling team - they meet politician J H Thomas.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Herne Hill. For the Olympic Games' Team. Britain's best cyclists at N.C.U. Trials - go through whole Olympic programme to find 'the right men'."

    Herne Hill, South London.

    NCU - National Cyclists (or Cycling) Union

    Starter's gun fires and a cyclist sets off around the banked track of the Herne Hill cyclo-drome. He makes several laps. This may well be a pursuit race. Crowds are standing watching the racing.

    Tandem sprint - two tandems race around the track.

    Bunch race - a large group of cyclists start from the far side of the track. The bell is rung to denote the start of the last lap and the cyclists speed up for a sprint.

    M/S Politician J H (James Henry) Thomas (Colonial Secretary in the National Government) with other men.

    M/S Thomas with cyclists - F H and P Wild (sp?) - brothers from Derby who are Olympic hopefuls.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    673.11
    Media URN:
    4944
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:29:00 / 01:14:01:00
    Canister:
    32/35

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