Life//Film / TV
by Marcus Leach
With the emergence of cycling in Britain over recent years it is hardly surprising that we are soon to see a feature-length documentary film, entitled Bicycle, looking at the impact the sport has had.
However, despite cycling films being something of a niche, it won't be the first, or dare we say last, to focus on cycling. So what are the best cycling movies made? Our friends at the Dare 2b Festival of Cycling have compiled their 'best of the best' list.
But, before we bring you that, let us take a closer look at Bicycle. Well, we can tell you that it will be a feature documentary that tells the story of cycling in the land that invented the modern bicycle, its birth, decline and and re-birth from Victorian origins to today.
Featuring the finest components from archive to contributors and live action from cycling culture now as well as great music, Bicycle will be cinematic, humorous, lyrical and a warm reflection on cycling and the bicycle and their place in the national psyche. It will weave design and transport with sport BUT our central character will be the bicycle.
And now, without further ado, here are the top cycling films, as voted for by the Dare 2b Festival of Cycling, who, for the record, will be hosting the public world premiere of Bicycle.
The Flying Scotsman
Hell on Wheels