• Short Summary

    Quirky invention: a bicycle that can be ridden on water.

  • Description

    Swindon, Wiltshire.

    Various shots of inventor William Ratcliffe riding his pedal boat down river. Boat looks like conventional bicycle except it has floats instead of wheels. He passes some girls rowing on the river, they wave at him. He goes under a bridge. M/S of Ratcliffe hauling contraption onto bank with help of co-designer Peter Robinson. They set about making some adjustments to the cycle. Cycle may sound quirky but appears to work really well!

    Note: alternative spelling of inventor's surname in paperwork: Rackliffe.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1371.12
    Media URN:
    44904
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:37:00 / 01:18:30:00
    Canister:
    NP 252

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