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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:04 pm 
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The classic British Transport Films production about a cycle excursion to the Midlands, from 1955.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Special wagons with rubber covered hooks? The rail company listening to the wishes of cyclists? Running special trains?

Oh my, how things have changed since the 50's.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:46 pm 
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47p2 wrote:
The classic British Transport Films production about a cycle excursion to the Midlands, from 1955.


Agreed, a delightful little film, available on DVD (popular viewing at my club in winter).

Special cycle wagons? They still have them in France - see below.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:05 pm 
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roadking wrote:
Agreed, a delightful little film, available on DVD (popular viewing at my club in winter).


Seen it a few times - as with a lot of British Transport Films stuff, a wonderful insight into years gone by. I used to live in Watford about 8-9 years ago, and Junction station looks nowt like that these days - the stone setts as platform surfacing and those gas lamps - not to mention red Bakerloo Tube trains popping up in deepest Hertfordshire - are long gone!!

Avid Reeves & Mortimer fans ("Who, us?" "Yes, you!") like me might well have twigged that the jaunty music has since popped up elsewhere:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88zZd_gMjdg

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:52 pm 
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I grew up in Husbands Bosworth and the pub they stopped at used to be my local. :D

You can't actually ride the route as they show it because there was a lot of editing. Most of it was filmed on the border of Leicestershire and Northants but the odd bit is in Warwickshire!


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