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Cycling the Channel

A Fine Feat of Endurance. Why swim the Channel when you can go by hydrocycle?

Non-Fiction 1929 1 mins


Watch in awe as a lady adventurer battles the choppy waters of the English Channel on her hydrocycle. An ingenious pedal-powered contraption that allows the rider to cycle across water with the aid of canoe-shaped floats, the hydrocycle had in fact been around since the 1890s. The ever-thrifty Topical Budget newsreel was here recycling (sorry) production footage from an earlier story.