The Sky-Bike (1967)

UK, 1967
62m, 5544 feet
35mm film, Eastmancolor, 1.37:1
mono, English

A British fantasy film directed by Charles Frend.

Plot Summary

Tom meets eccentric inventor Mr Lovejoy and together they build a man powered flying machine they call the Sky-Bike.


Directed by: Charles Frend
© Children’s Film Foundation Ltd. MCMLXVII [1967]
Made for The Children’s Film Foundation Ltd. by Eyeline Films Ltd. of London, England
Produced by: Harold Orton
Written by: Charles Frend
Lighting Cameraman: John Coquillon
Editor: Richard Mason
Music: Harry Robinson
Sound: Clive Winter
Art Direction: Bob Freemantle

Liam Redmond (Mr Lovejoy)
William Lucas (Mr Smith)
Ellen McIntosh (Mrs Smith)
Spencer Shires (Tom)
Ian Ellis (Porker)
Della Rands (Daphne)
John Howard (Jack)
Bill Shine (Wingco)
David Lodge (airfield guard)
Guy Standeven (squadron leader)
Andrew Venn (Bert)
Harold Bennett (old man)
Harry Locke (cycle shop owner)

Alternative Titles

La bicicleta voladora – Spain
Das fliegende Fahrrad – West Germany

See also
Brewster McCloud (1970)



  • British National Film Catalogue vol.6 (1968)
  • Kine Weekly no.3158 (20 April 1968) p.18
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.35 no.412 (May 1968) p.79


  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.423
  • Kine Yearbook 1969 p.119
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.443 – credits