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  • 2009 CBBC
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:54 PM
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    Childrens TV visit Tatem Park to review inline speed skating. Amongst them a 15 year old Harry Hoare, Louise Sullivan, Maya Bathgate and Adrian Wordsworth.

  • 2008 Midlands Today - Unsung Hero (Video...
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:49 PM
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    Midlands Today visit Birmingham Wheels to interview John Fry Senior as he is nominated for the 2008 Unsung Sporting Heroes Award

  • 2008 Midlands Today - Unsung Hero (Video...
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:51 PM
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    Midlands Today visit Birmingham Wheels to interview John Fry Senior as he is nominated for the 2008 Unsung Sporting Heroes Award

  • 2007 Midlands Today
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:48 PM
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    Midlands Today interview Vincent Henry in 2007 as he ventures off to Colombia for the World Championships in Cali.

  • Mick McGeough
    by John C. Fry on December 27, 2019 at 8:47 AM
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    Mick McGeough competed for Great Britain over 3 decades. A multiple World Medallist, European Champion and British Champion he also managed the national team in the 1980's. Here he talks about his skating days from his home in Hertfordshire on 8th October 2011.

  • 1995 WC Perth - Australia - Track and Ro...
    by John C. Fry on January 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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    The official video of the 1995 World Championships in Perth, Australia. Chad Hedrick shows that he is king whilst Jorge Botero emerges as a title contender. Cheryl Ezzell dominates in the ladies.

  • 1969 WC Mar del Plata - Argentina - Trac...
    by John C. Fry on December 26, 2019 at 3:48 PM
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    Footage of racing at the World Championships in Mar del Plata in 1969. This was John E. Fry's first outing in a GB shirt and is the only known footage of Bill Sharman and John Folley. Taken on an 8mm camera it shows John Folley becoming Great Britain's last World Champion when he won the 10,000 metres title.

  • Patrick Feetham (Part 1)
    by John C. Fry on December 28, 2019 at 10:46 AM
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    Pat Feetham was a stalwart of British speed skating in the 1970's and 80's. A British Champion, European Champion and World medallist Pat went on to support the administration of the sport including taking on the role of national team manager. Here he is interviewed in Stevenage on 15th August 2014.

  • 1984 Central News
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:22 PM
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    A news bulleting from Central News in 1984 at the Junior European Championships at Birmingham Wheels. Look out for interviews from Tony Marriott, Sean McGeough and Lisa Burgess.

  • 1994 Blue Peter
    by John C. Fry on January 15, 2020 at 4:42 PM
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    Blue Peter interview the British junior squad in the BBC studios. Look out for interviews with Alex Doggett and Hayley Mepham.

  • John Folley
    by John C. Fry on December 27, 2019 at 6:20 AM
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    John Folley is indeed a real British skating legend. He was the last British skater to win a World title and the only British skater to win separate World and European titles. Here he is interviewed at his home in West Sussex on 25th June 2011.

  • Cruciani Technique Training
    by John C. Fry on January 3, 2020 at 10:28 AM
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    Watch one of the worlds legends take part in the filming of him skating during his time as Australian coach. The footage was used to understand his technique on quads and emulate that which made him a multiple world champion through the 1970's and '80's.


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