New British film made by award winning Birmingham filmmakers shows us the journey of the bicycle in Britain

As the majesty of the Tour De France in Yorkshire and the amazing Commenwealth Games in Glasgow fades, a new British film made by award winning Birmingham filmmakers shows us the journey of the bicycle in Britain.

Feature length documentary “BICYCLE” screened to over 1000 people at its pedal powered Public World Premiere at the Festival of Cycling at Harewood House on the evening of the Grand Depart.

“BICYCLE”, the brainchild of Birmingham based BAFTA winning director Michael B Clifford and producer Pip Piper, both keen cyclists, asks 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.

Piper stated:

“It has been great to see the overwhelmingly positive response to the film. The bicycle is a wonderful thing and incites a lot of passion in many people. Right now cycling is having a real renaissance so it is very timely to see our film out. “

The film will be on limited cinema release throughout the late summer and autumn of 2014 across the UK. There are a number of regional screenings: mac arts centre on 14th and 19th September and Malvern Theatre on September 11th: with more planned. For more information click here.

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