In the words of John F Kennedy, nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride. The rich and varied history of the bicycle is celebrated in this four day festival that examines the social and environmental benefits that have been derived from this remarkable machine.
Cyclescreen, Bristol’s first dedicated bike film festival, returns this August with an exciting programme of documentaries and talks from some of the leading filmmakers and authors from cycling culture. Throughout the festival we’ll be celebrating the ways this wonderfully adaptable machine contributes to people’s lives and continues to establish itself in the hearts of the Great British public.
We’ll explore its evolution over the last century here in the UK and look at how Bristol and the South West has played its part in the story with the founding of the national cycle network. We’ll look back at the lives of two of the most inspiring women ever to take to two wheels and celebrate their remarkable achievements both on and off the bike.
We’ll relive some of the great dramas that the bike has provided us with through its rich history as a sport and explore how today’s filmmakers and authors are taking us closer into the sports history than ever before. And we’ll be un-earthing the stories of how the bike has been used as a tool for adventure and creativity in the lives of normal everyday people.
The bike means many things many different people. Whether you’re a seasoned two-wheeler, a fan of the sport, a recreational cyclist or discovering the bike for the very first time, come and indulge in the rich and inspiring story of the bicycle.
Tickets: £4.50 - £9.00 (Day ticket offers available)