From the British Film Institute
On Yer Bike
A History of Cycling on Film
Year: 1899 – 1983 Black & White / Colour Running Time approx: 248 min Number of discs: 2
A two-disc DVD collection which provides a fascinating portrayal of the British cycling experience on film.
Featuring short dramas, animations, advertisements, newsreel items and public information films, the compilation spans from elegant nineteenth-century cycling through to the cut-throat 1928 Olympic Trails at the Herne Hill Velodrome and careless 1980s BMX kids. Showcasing a century of cycling in Britain whilst celebrating classic brands such as Raleigh, Hercules and the hand-crafted Witcomb Racing Cycle, this is a must for cycling enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
Disc One: Lady Cyclists (1899) / Race for the Muratti Cup at Manchester Wheelers’ Annual Meet [Extract] (1901) /Rudge Whitworth Britain’s Best Bicycle (1902) / Manchester and Salford Harriers [Extract] (1901) / Flying the Foam and Some Fancy Diving (1906) / Fat Man on a Bicycle (1914) / National Bicycle Week Begins (1923) / Olympic Trials (1928) / Cycling the Channel (1929) / Woman Wheelers (1929) / From Acorn to Oak (1938) / Cinema Adverts: Humber, Raleigh, Rudge (1938) / Tom’s Ride (1944) / How a Bicycle is Made (1945) / Stringing Along (1947) / The Ballad of the Battered Bicycle (1947) / Pedal Cyclists (1947) / Good Cycles Deserve Good Riders (1950) / Skid Kids (1953)
Disc Two: Cyclists Special (1955) / Hercules: Lion Cubs (1956) / Cyclists Abroad (1957) / Cycling Proficiency Scheme, Father and Son (1959) / Riding on Air (1959) / The Racing Cyclist (1966) / The Moulton Bicycle (1972) / Free Wheeling (1979) / It’s a Bike (1983) / Cyclist Turning Right (1983)