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British Transport Films - Cyclists’ Special

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This 16 minute movie, coincidentally shot in 16mm, can be viewed on Vimeo.com. It chronicles a ‘Cyclists’ Special’ rail excursion from London to Rugby, arranged by British Rail and the Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC).

Included is some discussion of the costly nature of touring bikes with 10 speed derailleur gears, of the danger of suffering from ‘the bonk’ and of the fact that on CTC runs there is no need to ‘split your breeks’ to keep up.

A jolly H. H. England makes a cameo appearance.


  • Artist: Unknown. John Schlesinger famously made a British Transport Film in 1961, but was not involved in this minor masterpiece.
  • Producers/Labels: British Transport Films
  • Themes: Film
  • Trivia related by brand: none
  • Date: 1955
  • Derailleur brands: none
  • Derailleurs: none
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