• Short Summary

    Bicycle racing at Herne Hill.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "The Wheelers' Holiday. - Ten thousand cycle fans see E.W. Higgins of Manchester win 550 yards handicap."

    Herne Hill, London.

    High angle M/S of cyclists starting off on a race around the track at Herne Hill. We pan around the track to follow them. As the cyclists approach the finishing line people in the crowd yell for their favourites.

    Intertitle reads: "H.M. Ellis tried unsuccessfully to lower the motor pace mile - "
    M/S of a man cycling round the track behind a man on a motorcycle - the bike seems to be attached to the motorcycle.

    Intertitle reads: "And Miss C.M. Dunt won the Ladies 880 yards Scratch Race - (Young Stribling, the well-known Boxer, congratulated winners.)"
    L/S of the women starting off on their race. M/S of them coming around the track on their last lap - a woman in the crowd is heard screaming hysterically for one of the riders. L/S of three of the women posing with arms around each other on the track; we hear one of them say she has just taken first place in the race (slightly out of synch). M/S of Mr Stribling with several women from the race and a small crowd of people; he congratulates an attractive girl who is holding a silver cup - she looks different to the one we saw in the last shot (the second or third place winner perhaps).

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:41:00 / 01:56:50:00
    PT 005

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