Tour of the North

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Details

Location

Belfast City Hall

Year

1957

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

04min 47sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

Rights Holder

National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Crowds flood Belfast to catch a glimpse of the Tour of the North cyclists.

The 1957 Tour was won by Stan Brittain, a cyclist of repute, who had won silver at the previous year's Olympic games as part of the British Men's Team Road Race. The film shows various sections of the race, from the start outside a bustling Belfast City Hall, through numerous streets and towns, all the way to the finish line.

This film was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.
 

Credits

Cameraman: J.W. Haughton

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