The Cyclists Special

This charming British Transport Films documentary has been one of my favourites for a long time, with it's lively music and entertaining narration it typifies the spirit of cycling in 1950's England.

The date is Sunday 8th May 1955 and an excursion train equipped with special cycle vans takes a party of cyclists and their machines from Willesden Junction and Watford to Rugby where they split up into separate parties and tour the countryside of Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northhamptonshire before returning home by train in the evening.

This exceedingly quaint 15 minutes in the company of these cycling day-trippers is a pleasure to watch and the narrator signs off by asking us “Why not try one sometime?”.

I've split it up into 4 pages to make it easier to navigate, Enjoy!

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Unfortunately there are no credits given for the producers of this documentary.