Retro riding skills

Retro riding skills

 

Retro riding skills: “adult, impulsive and brash”

By Dan Aspel -

Riding Skills

 03 June 2011 15:14

Get ready to learn some retro riding skills, Aussie style.

This road safety video from the Commonwealth Film Unit was made in 1959. It shows a bunch of “too-cool-for-school” bike-mad kids getting a lesson in bike safety, track riding and essential maintenance.

Motorcycles, film-making and social values may have come a hell of a long way in the past 52 years, but it’s an amazing social document, and the key message about keeping your bike in order will never grow old.

Thanks to the Screen Australia Library for making it available!