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With The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep - KDCS offers an exciting selection of cycle rides throughout the local area and beyond. There are social gatherings including slide shows, talks and supper evenings and members are kept up to date with cycling news and issues through this web site, emails and our Facebook pages. KDCS are an affiliated group of Cycling UK.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Bike Film Festival 2010

Monday 12 - Thursday 29 April
For the 5th year running the Dukes and Lancaster's cycling team are running a Bike Film Festival, with a range of films and talks plus a family bike repair day.


Wednesday 14th April 9:15pm
 Road to Roubaix Documentary which celebrates one of the cycling world’s most epic races. Rare behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and photographs are combined to capture the brutal and unpredictable landscape of the race, the beauty of its surroundings and the infamous cobblestones which serve as the star of the film
Tuesday 20th April 8pm (not 7:30pm)
Flying Scotsman
The remarkable true story about the turbulent life of cyclist Graeme Obree, who built his own bike out of washing machine parts and rode it to gold at the world championships. When his beloved bicycle shop went bust, Obree had neither the money nor the sponsorship necessary to realise his dream; to compete at the highest level of world cycling. He faced years of gruelling preparations but with the unwavering support of his wife Anne and the help of his close friend Malky, he never gave up

Wednesday 28th April 6:45pm
Break The Cycle
An action sports documentary showing the best of Ireland’s downhill mountain bike riders. Break the Cycle gives an insight into the lives of these bikers whilst showing off the amazing scenery and trails that Ireland has to offer.


All events in the Gallery are free but please book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Monday 12th April 8:00pm
Thursday 22nd April 8:30pmFreedom Riders
A beautifully shot look at the evolution of trail riding in America. Freedom Riders follows a small group of riders who evolved from covertly building rough and unsustainable trails, to creating some of the best Freeride trails in America.

Monday 12th April 7pm
Tuesday 13th April 8:30pm
NWD 10: Dust & Bones
Witness astonishing back flips and throw downs in this final chapter to the New World Order series. The follows some of the top freeriders, dirt jumpers and slopestylers in the world as they travel the globe and pull off unbelievable
 Monday 19th April 7:30pm Dave Horton Getting people onto bikes: pleasures, problems and possibilities
Dave's illustrated talk will draw on research he is currently undertaking, as part of a major project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council,'Understanding Walking and Cycling'. In this work, Dave is talking to many different people across 4 English cities (including Lancaster) about cycling, exploring how (if at all) they incorporate cycling into their lives, and moving with them as they make journeys by bike.

He'll summarize what he's found out, so far, about the reasons different people cycle, the things which stop other people from cycling, and what needs to change to really get Britain on its bike. Dave's a sociologist, based in Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University.
Saturday 24th April 1pm  Family Bike Repair Day
Come along and find out how best to take care of your bike from keeping it clean and well oiled, to checking your brakes and tyres. Hands on puncture repair sessions and more.
Thursday 29th April 7pm   We're all going on a … cycling holiday 
Wondering what to do and where to go for this year's holiday? Why not try a cycling holiday?
Following last year's very popular format, local people, young and old, who've particularly enjoyed a cycling holiday - some in the UK, some overseas, some travelling solo, some as a family, some pedalling gently along flat traffic-free routes, others undertaking the challenge of a lifetime - will show their favourite photos, describe their routes, and pass on their suggestions, energy and enthusiasm. You'll go away with practical ideas, tips and advice on how to holiday successfully by bike. And, if you came last year, this year there'll be a whole new set of experiences to entertain and inspire you.

By the time you leave the Dukes, winter will seem a distant memory and you'll be raring to pedal off on your own cycling adventure.
Brought to you by Dynamo - Lancaster and District's Cycle Campaign


Tickets for Auditorium events £5.00 (concessions £4.00). Gallery events are free but tickets can still be booked in advance (recommended).

Get Tickets:
Box Office (10am-8pm, Mon - Sat): 01524 598500
Text message: 07817 212282
Text phone: 01524 380062
In person at the Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE