Film Archive

National Cycle Archive File Collections


The Cycling History and Educational Trust have a number of collections of films that are in the process of being digitised and low-resolution versions will become available for viewing on this site over a period of time. 

Hi-resolution copies are also available to broadcasters etc. please contact the Secretary to discuss your requirements and costs.


RTTC films by the Turner Brothers

From 1965 to 1984 time trials were filmed by brothers Godfrey and Geoffrey Turner who were members of the Southgate Cycling Club in North London. They were very keen cyclists, but their other interest was photography and when out with the club on runs would take many pictures. Later they bought an 8mm cine camera and started to film club time trials and club events. They would show these films at the club room to entertain their clubmates. In 1965 they started to film the cycling time trial championships organized by the Road Time Trials Council (RTTC) which they continued to film for the next 18 years. The years from 1965 to 1978 were recorded on silent film but in 1979 they bought a sound camera and were able to add a sound track.

These are the first films being prepared and will be made online with supporting details of each event.