Men race ‘Penny Farthing’ bikes, aka ‘boneshakers’, around a track in this quirky footage from 1928 in Herne Hill, London.
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Item title reads – “The Penny Farthing Bike.” C. J. Bowtle retains the Challenge Cup for one mile race on the old fashioned “boneshaker”. Herne Hill, London.
M/S as the men race around on their Penny Farthings. M/S of them at the starting line with men supporting them. Various shots as Bowtle speeds around the course with the others. M/S of Bowtle on his Penny Farthing bicycle. M/S of him stood by it.
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