50s cycling film, lovely

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by peejay78, 5 Feb 2008.

  1. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

  2. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Ah, that's wonderful.

    Thanks for sharing Peejay. I'm not sure I'd like all the tweed, but the carriage for bikes (A WHOLE CARRIAGE!!!!) ... It all seems so much better than the grudging acceptance of bikes by some train operators these days.

    Although, where are their helmets? And hi-viz etc... :biggrin:
  3. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

  4. will

    will Senior Member

    nice link

    also back when the UK wasn't completely overcrowded
  5. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    The uk is not crowded the south east on england is. People seem to be under the impression the uk has people bursting from the seams.
    I believe manx is the most densely populated area in the uk?
  6. Some of the roads featured in that clip in the east mids are where I ride every week :biggrin:
  7. sloe

    sloe New Member

    Mmmmm, woollen plus-fours.

    But knees definately were nobblier in those days.
  8. surfgurl

    surfgurl New Member

    I think I shall dig out some knee socks for my commute tomorrow.
  9. That's because it's a tax - free London suburb, in effect.
  10. Brilliant peejay - thanks!

    I WANT that orange juice with the gold foil top!!! (and some gore tex full length tartan cycling socks)
    And the two guys from the CTC poring over a map must be Simon l1/2 etc and, say, Spire - in another life! ;)
  11. Great clip. As many as ten gears, eh? Wow!
  12. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    sunny Leicester
    I grew up in Husbands Bosworth and the the pub they stopped at was my local. Also, the first house I bought is in the film:smile:

    In 2005 we had all the plans in place to make a new film with the CTC exactly 50 years after the first. But engineering works on the railways meant we couldn't get the bikes there in time, so we had to scrap the idea:sad:
  13. redcogs

    redcogs New Member

    Moray Firth
    Marvellous film. Reminds me of 'Night Mail' in some ways.

    Thank you.
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