Famous Women Cyclists

gnvqsos
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Famous Women Cyclists

Postby gnvqsos » 23 Jul 2018, 7:47am

I love old films featuring cyclists.In a remake of the 39 Steps,Robert Doughnut joins a cycling group to evade capture.Many prominent nwomen have riidden bikes in films and on TV.Please add to the list if you wish

1.Honor Blackman and Diana Dors.A great pair star in a northern drama
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041203/
2.Hattie(Mesurier)Jacques
3.Thora Herd
4.Hylda Baker
5.Joyca Granville-several St Trinians
6.Flora Dobson(Dame)
7.Emerdale Pankhurst
8.Angela Rippon
9Juliet Stevenson
10.French and Sanders-Five Go Biking(Enid Blyton Pastis)

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Re: Famous Women Cyclists

Postby rjb » 23 Jul 2018, 8:18am

Twiggy on a Raleigh Wisp

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Re: Famous Women Cyclists

Postby eileithyia » 23 Jul 2018, 4:02pm

I stand and rejoice everytime I see a woman ride by on a wheel the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. HG Wells

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Re: Famous Women Cyclists

Postby Wemmick » 23 Jul 2018, 10:25pm

gnvqsos wrote:I love old films featuring cyclists.In a remake of the 39 Steps,Robert Doughnut joins a cycling group to evade capture.

I could have sworn the 1935 Robert Donat film was the original movie of The 39 Steps. I seem to recall Kenneth More, as a very unconvincing Richard Hannay, cycling in the Trossachs to evade capture, in the 1959 version.

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Re: Famous Women Cyclists

Postby mumbojumbo » 2 Aug 2018, 6:26pm

I am sure the bike ridden by Twiggy is a powered bike as it has a licence plate

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Re: Famous Women Cyclists

Postby pete75 » 3 Aug 2018, 10:18am

mumbojumbo wrote:I am sure the bike ridden by Twiggy is a powered bike as it has a licence plate


It's a Raleigh Wisp moped - an RSW 16 with a 50cc motor. BB, the other one - not Beryl, rode bikes in a few films as did Sophia Loren in a very Italian way.

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And Monroe looks as if she took cycling seriously...

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Re: Famous Women Cyclists

Postby Sweep » 5 Aug 2018, 6:13pm

Great pic of Monroe and (I take it) Henry Miller.

Will try to rack my brains and think of some others.
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