Come on Eileen

2 ratings
This Rapha Gold Award winning film tells Eileen Sheridans remarkable story right from her early Coventry touring club days to her celebrated, record-breaking professional rides. Her 1000 miles record held for over 48 years.   Eileen said: “It was

Description

RAPHA BEST ROAD CYCLING FILM GOLD AWARD WINNER

WOMEN IN ADVENTURE SILVER AWARD WINNER

The remarkable story of Eileen Sheridan, one of Britain's greatest ever cyclists, who defied the odds to become a pro-cyclist in the 1950s, setting records that would stand for decades.  Eileen, now aged 90, gives a first hand account of her astonishing career, from early Coventry Touring Club days to her famous endurance rides as a professional.
 
Rarely seen archive is combined with dramatic reconstruction to recreate her epic 1954 ride from Lands End to John O'Groats, a journey that pushed her to her absolute limits.  With narration by comedian Josie Long.

About the Film

Release Date
2015
Duration
0:21
Genres
Award Winners, Culture and Cycling
Featuring
Director
Anthony Collins
Producers
Anthony Collins
Come on Eileen

Reviews

I loved this film! I'm a 60+ year old woman training to ride in the California Eroica and was looking for inspiration. This film delivered! The film did a great job of conveying her spirit and drive. I loved how it handled cutting from historical footage to new footage shot on locations along the ride. The narrative from Eileen was pure joy. Well done.
Robin Porter
2 January 2017
Really well made doc tracking Eileen Sheridans achievements. Great footage of the huge cycling scene of the 40s and 50s with interviews with National Hill Climb champs like Vic Clarke and not an inch of lycra in sight. Well worth watching. Highly recommended.
shackleton
9 January 2016

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