Memories of Cycling in Warwickshire & Leicestershire in the 50’s

Cycling in the 1950s, still from BFI film. Click on image to play video.

Cycling in the 1950s, still from BFI film.

A wonderful short film about travelling around Britain by bicycle – with the help of the odd train. An excursion train equipped with cycle vans takes a party of cyclists and their machines from Willesden and Watford to Rugby, where they split up into separate parties and tour the countryside of Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. They visit, among other places, Kenilworth Castle, a country pub, the church at Stanford on Avon and the site of the Battle of Naseby, before returning home by train in the evening.