A 90 minute documentary, asks the question why is cycling and the bicycle back in fashion? The film, which is directed by BAFTA winning director and keen cyclist Michael B.Clifford 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 Sir Dave Brailsford, Gary Fisher, Chris Boardman, Ned Boulting, Sir Chris Hoy, Tracy Moseley, Mike Burrows and many more plus great archive, animation and music. “Bicycle” is a humorous, lyrical and warm reflection on the bicycle and cycling and its place in the British national psyche
The film team for ‘‘Bicycle” includes Bafta winning director Michael B Clifford and international award winning film producer Pip Piper of Blue Hippo Media.
Pip’s recent documentary “Last Shop Standing” about the UK’s independent record shops featured Paul Weller, Johnny Marr and Billy Bragg and received wide critical acclaim and was screened around the world.
Rob Penn, broadcaster and author of acclaimed “It’s All About the Bike” is a creative consultant.
The film is being supported by Trek ,Shimano, Bicycle Association and Birmingham Cycle Revolution as our co headline sponsors .We also have a number of other sponsors and supporters and a large social media audience.We raised 20% of our budget through crowd funding.
The film is completed and “Bicycle” receives its VIP World Premiere on July 1st 2014 to coincide with the TDF Grand Depart in Yorkshire and then the Public World Premiere is at the Festival of Cycling at Harewood house on July 4th on a giant outdoor screen powered by 12 bicycles!. It will be screened in cinemas across the UK whilst being released on DVD and Digital and Terrestrial TV. Through key media partnerships, PR and a strong social media campaign, the film will reach a very wide audience of cycle enthusiasts and beyond. The film will also travel across many borders reaching a significant audience both in the UK and internationally.
” 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
“Lyrical, affectionate, beautiful. A hymn of praise to a humble wonder; the bicycle” Ned Boulting, Broadcaster and Writer
” The bicycle has been central in my life even to the point where now i have my own brand of bikes . I am excited to see a documentary about the bicycle’s history and impact in Britain. Sir Chris Hoy 6 x Olympic Champion ( Hoy Bikes )