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Pedal Cyclists
Pedal Cyclists

Pedal Cyclists 1947


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Pedal Cyclists 1947

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Massingham

Don't try this at home, kids! This eccentric guide to safety on two wheels offers a catalogue of cycling don'ts, from wobbling and weaving to hair-combing while riding hands-free, all under the watchful eye of a pedalling angel. Using a dollop of wit and a heap of charm, director Richard Massingham was a wizard of the public information short, with a gift for delivering lessons without patronising.

Directed by

Richard Massingham


Russell Waters


Public Information Filler


Cycling Safety Highway Code, The


Setting Off Public Information Films




United Kingdom



Production company

Public Relationship Films

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