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Aaaaargh, not David 'duff it up' Duffield, surely!?

pinnopinno Posts: 40,256
edited February 2015 in The cake stop
About 3 mins in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL25BYkA6Xw

The documentary is worth a watch. Boy, how things have moved on.
seanoconn - gruagach craic!

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  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    Some more retro stuff at the BFI site:

    http://player.bfi.org.uk/collections/cycling-on-film/

    Here's one from the same distant era of the early 80s:

    http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-six ... ndie-1983/

    From the days when they ran special trains for cycling excursions:

    http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-cyc ... cial-1956/

    This deeply strange experimental film is paywalled at the BFI, but uploaded to Vimeo for free by one of the film makers:

    http://directobjective.blogspot.co.uk/2 ... rizon.html

    No idea what it means; I think they were going for some sort of bad acid trip in a JG Ballard landscape vibe - can you watch all 17 minutes without getting The Fear?
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Is that David I remember stopping and having a lovely lunch in a charming little bistro and oh did the peloton go by I don't know I wasn't looking, why has this bike not got three wheels Duffield?
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,256
    team47b wrote:
    Is that David I remember stopping and having a lovely lunch in a charming little bistro and oh did the peloton go by I don't know I wasn't looking, why has this bike not got three wheels Duffield?

    By the sound of his voice, yep.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • About 3 mins in:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL25BYkA6Xw

    The documentary is worth a watch. Boy, how things have moved on.

    Takes me back to 1979 when I studied T252 as an Open University course. I was probably asleep when this film was shown, no video recorders in those days. How things have changed.

    John.
  • RDW wrote:
    Some more retro stuff at the BFI site:



    From the days when they ran special trains for cycling excursions:

    http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-cyc ... cial-1956/

    Do I detect the voice of Judy Dench doing a voice-over as the station announcer at the start of this film?

    John.
  • Gazzetta67Gazzetta67 Posts: 1,892
    Go on admit it. we all miss Duffers ? - I seem to remember the stage Pantani won at Courcheval dropping Pharmstrong and then 3 "gringos" jumped the barriers (1km to go) and rode their bikes to the finish, one of the guys had a yellow jersey. Duffield's commentary was priceless and you can hear Kelly in the background pissing himself laughing. :mrgreen:
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    John Wr wrote:
    RDW wrote:
    Some more retro stuff at the BFI site:



    From the days when they ran special trains for cycling excursions:

    http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-cyc ... cial-1956/

    Do I detect the voice of Judy Dench doing a voice-over as the station announcer at the start of this film?

    John.

    Yes, in a very early role :)

    I especially like the meticulous 'Five go Mad in Dorset' style hand signals.
  • A young Paul Sherwen (Fiat) also features at the start.
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