C. H. Bartlett breaks cycling records in Herne Hill, London.
Item title reads - Records broken wholesale. C. H. Bartlett breaks all motor paced cycling records from 6 to 40 miles and professional from 1 to 5. Herne Hill, London.
M/S as Mr Bartlett is pushed along on a bicycle, a motorcycle rides past it. M/S as the bicycle races along behind a motorcycle measuring the speed. Various shots of this.
Intertitle - '40 miles an hour! ..... but not too quick for our unique camera to follow him round one lap ....'
The camera follows Bartlett, various shots as they ride along.
Intertitle - '..... or our cameraman either!!'
M/S of the cameraman filming from the back of a car, the cycle passes him. M/S of the cycle from the car, various shots as he rides along. M/S as a man fires a gun as he passes and people come up to congratulate him and give him flowers. C/U after the trial as he wipes his face with a cloth.
Various shots of Bartlett cycling along. M/S of the camera filming it, various shots of this and the cyclist. M/S of two men stood together. Various shots of the cyclist again followed by the camera car, they wave from it. Various shots of the cyclists again.
Note: the cuts run from 01:30:04 to the end of the item.