• Short Summary

    Alex Moulton has invented the first bicycle with suspension.

  • Description

    Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.

    Alex Moulton, well-known designer of suspension units for cars, has invented the first bicycle with suspension.

    Shots of Moulton riding the bike down country lanes. C/U of prototype bike models. Moulton is shown with another man at a drawing board. Moulton holds bits of the bike against the design.

    Shots of different stages of bicycle production in the workshop. Outside the completed bikes are lined up, Moulton and Commercial Manager, David Duffield, are seen testing out the suspension mechanisms. The bike has an adjustable seat and no cross bar so anyone can ride it!

    Shots of Wendy Holbrook using the bike to go shopping. A man is shown using the 'stowaway' model - he takes the bike apart and places it in the boot of his car. John Tovey - a Moulton employee - demonstrates the racing version along a country road.

    Cuts exists - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    229.15
    Media URN:
    3262
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:38:00 / 01:55:50:00
    Canister:
    CP 436

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