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A Boy Goes Cycling
A Boy Goes Cycling

A Boy Goes Cycling 1963

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A Boy Goes Cycling 1963

15 mins United Kingdom

You can almost smell the chalk dust and hot asphalt in this colourful film about two schoolboys, who take their cycling proficiency test so they can cycle safely to school from their homes in South East London. Helped by some very-60s visual aids - dummy road signs, a slide show and a real-life policeman - the lads pass with flying colours and get dad out of a fix with a broken-down motor.

The wry commentary is spoken by Johnny Morris, a popular mainstay of children's television from the 60s to the 80s, who became famous for his role as the zookeeper and 'voice' of the animals in the long-running BBC series Animal Magic.

Genres

Public Information Filler Non-Fiction

Tags

Children National Cycling Proficiency Scheme Training Cycling

Collection

Setting Off Public Information Films

Released

1963

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

London Schools Film Society Film Unit

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