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Raleigh School of Cycling
Raleigh School of Cycling

Raleigh School of Cycling 1955


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Raleigh School of Cycling 1955

13 mins United Kingdom

Nottingham youngsters Pat and Adrian learn to ride the Raleigh way. The Raleigh School of Cycling was a scheme launched by the Nottingham-based cycle manufacturer in 1955, predating the national Cycle Proficiency test. After seeing the high-profile launch event, which includes cycling inside Nottingham's landmark Palais de Danse ballroom, we take to the streets with two young riders who have Raleigh's finest instructors to teach them the rules of the road.

The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.


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