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    C. H. Bartlett breaks cycling records in Herne Hill, London.

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    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.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:34:00 / 01:33:36:00
    G 1230

Comments (1)

  1. Wardy122 says

    This is the icing on the cake. Charles Henry Bartlett is my great great Uncle. We were aware that he won the gold medal in the 1908 Olympics, 100km cycling. In the last 2 weeks I have googled his name and other phrases to discover more. I found out his gold medal was auctioned in 2017....I don’t know who bought it though. But to see a photo of it was amazing. The report of the actual race was also fantastic to find. However today’s find, this film of him is just brilliant.... I am so excited and I know my father Bruce Bartlett (age 84) will love watching it.
    Thank you.

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