LOOK AT LIFE: BEHIND THE TON-UP BOYS
Motor cycling in Britain is becoming increasingly popular. Amongst the eight hundred clubs is the 59 Club in London with over 5000 members. Encouraging road sense as well as enjoyment motor cycling is developing into a national pastime.
"SUMMARY" INTEREST. Motor cycle enthusiasts in Britain. Motor-cyclist and girl passenger weaving through traffic at speed on dual carriageway - commentary mentions public disquiet over 'ton-up' boys (80). By contrast a motor cycle club meet passes through a village (118). Motor cycle gathering at Beaulieu, Hants: enthusiasts cleaning machines, competing in 'best-kept bike', steering and slow riding events (220). Vintage motor cycles at the Montagu Motor Museum (240). A training class run by the RAC at Crystal Palace (287). Crating machines for export at the Norton factory (347). The Reverend Bill Shergold, vicar of Paddington Green, dons his leathers and rides off on a motor bike to a meet of the '59 Club', a club for motor-cyclists founded by Shergold in his former parish in Hackney. Motor cyclists gathering outside the church; interior of the Club: milk bar, table tennis etc (539). Motor cycle racing (552). Members of a Southampton club taking children in care out for an excursion in sidecars; children feeding ponies; three black children seated on motor-bike (646). The activities of the Volunteer Emergency Service, run from a house in S. London. A request for transport of blood is received and assigned to a volunteer motor cyclist, who collects the blood from the Transfusion Service in Sutton and delivers it to a local hospital (811). 'Ton-up' boy speeding on road (850).