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Cyclist Turning Right
Cyclist Turning Right

Cyclist Turning Right 1983

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Cyclist Turning Right 1983

2 mins United Kingdom

This short and shocking public information film warns of the dangers of turning right when cycling in busy traffic. The film is redolent of a distant, more carefree era with its energetic, floppy-haired boys, breezily touring the streets on their colourful BMX bikes. Made for TV, it's typical of the kind of safety film that aimed to scare kids across Britain out of their more reckless habits.

The young cyclists in this film pedal their way around South Wimbledon; they head along Haydons Road, past the South Park Road bus stop, before making a dangerous turn into Milton Road.

Many thanks to London Topographical Society members Graham Hewett, Ian Pleace, Mike Steer, Vince Gardiner and Alan Stewart for their help identifying the locations.

Genres

Instructional film/TV programme Public Information Filler

Tags

Bicycles Road safety

Collection

Setting Off Public Information Films

Released

1983

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Central Office of Information

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