• Short Summary

    Disabled man rides a bike without using his legs.

  • Description

    Feltham, Middlesex.

    Johnny Bird can't use his legs but this hasn't stopped him cycling. He has adapted a bicycle so that he can pedal with his hands. He uses a four speed hub gear and two speed duralia - eight speeds in all - to reach performances like 25 miles per hour.

    Johnny with his wife Anna outside their house studying map. His wife gets on a racing bike and Johnny sets off by pushing pedal with one hand and steering with the other. Point of view shots of the two of them on open road. He cycles 25 miles to work and back every day.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    43.12
    Media URN:
    2031
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:04:00 / 01:25:18:00
    Canister:
    CP 078

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "two speed duralia" should read two-speed derailleur.

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