• Short Summary

    Men from the Clarion cycling club ride on tricycles from Hyde Park in London to Brighton, East Sussex.

  • Description

    M/S of two people on horseback in Hyde Park, London; pan left to show a line of men pumping tyres and preparing their tricycles for a race; C/U of man on horseback watching; M/S of a cyclist testing the steering on his tricycle. M/S of the cyclists getting on their tricycles as a man walks past them to start the race; commentator says "Their intention was not to ride round the block once for a dare, but to go from London's Hyde Park to Brighton without stopping". M/Ss as he waves his hand down to start them and they cycle off very slowly.

    Commentator: "The men are members of the Clarion Cycling Club from Hounslow in Middlesex, and the idea behind the venture was to draw attention to the world refugee problem by distributing leaflets on the front at Brighton." M/Ss as they cycle round Hyde Park Corner; low angle C/U of a street sign reading 'Hyde Park Corner' and pointing to A4, Piccadilly Circus and A4203, Marble Arch. M/Ss of the men cycling over Westminster Bridge past Big Ben and Houses of Parliament; surrounded by taxis and cars.

    M/Ss and C/Us of the riders as they speed through South London and along a street in Crawley, West Sussex. M/S as they come off a roundabout, panning right as they pass to show them going down a road where a sign points to the A23 and Brighton. M/Ss and C/Us as they cycle along, being overtaken by cars; C/U of a policeman watching them from his police car window; C/Us and M/Ss of the group as they struggle up a hill with looks of exertion on their faces. M/S as a cyclist (with regular bicycle) watches from the side of the road as the men go up the hill and a car overtakes them.

    M/S of the crowded beach at Brighton, East Sussex, on a sunny day; lots of people in deck chairs, most are wearing coats! M/S as the cyclists reach the promenade and come to a halt; a large crowd is waiting for them, as well as a man with a tray of drinks; C/U as the men drink the orange squash.

    Note: On file is one of the refugee leaflets they gave out at Brighton and a letter from John Tatam asking if Pathe would be interested in covering the event.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:13:00 / 01:13:57:00
    CP 288

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