Les Bicyclettes de Belsize – Engelbert Humperdinck

Les Bicyclettes de Belsize (French) means The Bicycles of Belsize. Belsize is a district in London.

Les Bicyclettes de Belsize is the name of a 1968 30-minute short British musical film. There is almost no spoken dialogue, and the soundtrack to the film is heard virtually throughout. The title song of the film, written by Les Reed and Barry Mason, has been a hit for Mireille Mathieu and Engelbert Humperdinck. The title is derivative of the French film, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg; apart from a musical theme there is no other obvious link.

It tells the story of a young man (May) cycling around the Hampstead (NW3) area of London on a Raleigh RSW16. After crashing into a billboard he falls in love with a fashion model (Huxtable) depicted on it. Despite the title, the Belsize Park area does not actually feature.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Bicyclettes_de_Belsize

lyrics:
Turning and turning
The world goes on
We can’t change it, my friend
Let us go riding now through the days
Together to the end
To the end

Les bicyclettes de Belsize
Carry us side by side
And hand in hand we will ride
Over Belsize
Turn your magical eyes
Round and around
Looking at all we’ve found
Carry us through the skies
Les bicyclettes de Belsize

Spinning and spinning
The dreams I know
Rolling on through my head
Let us enjoy them before they go
Come the dawn, they all are dead
Yes, they’re dead

Les bicyclettes de Belsize
Carry us side by side
And hand in hand we will ride
Over Belsize
Turn your magical eyes
Round and around
Lookin’ at all we’ve found
Carry us through the skies
Les bicyclettes de Belsize

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