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    Patrick Dewaere and Gerard Depardieu ride bikes

Photography: A blog of old-school actors on bikes? Yes please

Posted by Rob Alderson,

I’m not sure how we’ve never come across this Tumblr before but no matter because our tardiness only means that there’s a massive archive of the ebullient Rides A Bike for us to enjoy. The brainchild of American film critic Steven Rea, it’s a collection of images of well-known faces on two wheels taken predominantly on film sets during the silver screen’s golden age. It’s also a book and an app if this fails to provide enough of a supercool-celebrity-cycle fix but as a starting point – if you’re late to the party like us – delve into this treasure trove of a blog and ponder this – nobody has ever looked as cool as David Niven on a bike (and nobody ever will).

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    Victor Borge rides a bike

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    Angela Lansbury rides a bike

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    Yvette Mimieux rides a bike

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    Minerva Griswold, Jane Hopkins, Rita Hayworth and Virginia Hovey ride bikes

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    Warren Beatty rides a bike

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    Paul Newman side-rides a bike

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    Mary Beth Hughes rides a bike. Backwards

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    David Niven rides a bike

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    Donald Sutherland rides a bike

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    Dick Van Dyke rides a bike


Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.