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Ashlee Family Films: Whirling Wheels, Bexley (1963)

Lycra-clad cyclists take part in a fierce race around the London-Kent borders, diligently filmed by a Bexley amateur film-maker.

Amateur film 1963 7 mins Silent

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Victor Ashlee showed great dedication in making this film of a serious-looking bike race around Kent lanes, moving his camera to several locations to get a variety of shots – and even, at one point, filming a terrific in-action close-up of the cyclists from a moving car. The race takes place somewhere in Kent, and features great background scenery. Also shows the post-race prize-giving in a village hall.

Bexley Local Studies and Archives