Early stages of the Tour De Britain - starting in Battle and ending in Aberystwyth.
Daily Express Tour De Britain - Early stages of the cycling race
Battle, Arundel, Lewes (Sussex), Cardiff, Caerphilly Mt. Aberystwyth, Wales.
GV. Towards and pan, mass of cyclists racing through Battle High Street (first 7' for superimposed title.) SV. Pan, truck carrying spare parts and spare bicycles on roof. BV. Cyclists climbing hill in main Street at Lewes. SV. No. 7. cycling. Pan to No. 29 pan to No .6. A.S. Mass of cyclists coming over hillock towards camera. BV. Cyclists entering Arundel - Castle in background. SV. Last year's winner, No. 1. Ian Steel, cycling. & CU. SV. Pan, cyclists cycling past food station. No. 7. receives parcel and cycles on. Pan to BV. SV. No. 42. cycling. SV. Banner with wording "Finish" LV. Group of cyclists racing towards finishing line. They cross line. CU. Winner. GV. Cyclists assembling at the Civic Centre at Cardiff. SV. Cyclist having his leg massaged. SV. Ken Russell, who is leading in the race, having yellow jersey put on, standing next to the Mayor. GV. Cyclists starting away from civic Centre. SV. Pan, No. 78, Ken Russell, wearing yellow jersey cycling in the lead. SV. Cyclists climbing Caerphilly Mountain. BV. Top of Mountain, with crowds watching. T.S. Following cyclists downhill. SV. Cyclists rounding bend, coming downhill at speed. BV. Cyclists along road. SV. No. 60. cycling with No. 42. TS. Past crowds sitting on wall waving. LS. Cyclists at speed approaching Cefn-Coed. CU. Sign "Cefn-Coed" BV. Cyclists going through Cefn-Coed and climbing incline. CU. No. 39. cycling. SV. Cyclists CU. No. 42. cycling LV. Cyclists climbing Brecon beacons for the hill climb - won by A.S. Jones, No. 15, who passes flag held by officials T.S. Following cyclists downhill at speed. SV. No. 58. cycling. SV. Towards, No. 7. C. Gregorini in the lead. SV. Towards, followed by three other cyclists. LV. The winner C. Gregorini, crossing the line at Aberystwyth SV. Crowd applauding. CU. Winner, tired.
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