New film to get you in the mood for the Tour of Britain
A new film called Bicycle will recive a special screening in Liverpool before the city hosts the prestigious opening stage of the Tour of Britain.
Taking place on Friday 5 September at FACT, the film is the the brainchild of BAFTA winning director Michael B Clifford and producer Pip Piper, both keen cyclists, who pose the question why is cycling and the bicycle back in fashion?
It tells the story of cycling in the land that invented the modern bicycle, it’s birth, decline and re birth from Victorian origins to today. The film weaves bicycle design, sport and transport through the retelling of some iconic stories and features interviews with notable contributors including Sir Dave Brailsford, Gary Fisher, Chris Boardman, Ned Boulting, Dannielle Khan , Sir Chris Hoy, Tracy Moseley and Mike Burrows.
Bicycle is a humorous, lyrical and warm reflection on the bicycle and cycling and its place in the British national psyche.
The Tour of Britain is the UK’s biggest professional cycle race and the country’s largest free-to-spectate sporting event.
Revived in 2004 by SweetSpot Group, after a five-year absence from Britain’s sporting calendar, The Tour of Britain is now a cornerstone of the sporting year and this country’s main cycling event.
Pip Piper, the films producer said. ” We are delighted to be able to partner with such a fantastic cycling event. We hope our film helps to show people just what a wonderful invention the bicycle truly is and reveals something of its amazing history here in Britain. Whether you are a world class cyclist or hop on shopper it is something that everyone can use and enjoy and this film celebrates that.”
“Lyrical, affectionate, beautiful. A hymn of praise to a humble wonder; the bicycle”
Ned Boulting , Broadcaster and Writer
“At a time when the bicycle is back in fashion, it is great to see a film about this beautiful machine coming out”
Chris Boardman MBE, Olympic Gold Medallist
The film screens in Liverpool, just ahead of the Grand Depart on Sept 5th at the FACT cinema. For more information click here