Riding into Richmond on Tuesday, May 29, is the dynamic film concept “The Big Bike Film Night” at the Headingly Centre, starting at 6.30pm.
Show-casing a breath-taking array of movies devoted to the bicycle and all who ride, the range of short cycling films are shot in New Zealand and around the world. From the deserts of Oman to the Canadian Arctic Circle, there’s plenty of appeal and thrills for riders and movie-lovers.
“This entertaining event is a great reminder of why we love to ride our bikes, by showcasing movies that celebrate the fun, adventure and inspiration that cycling enables. At its heart, these films draw upon true stories with universal human traits – those of character, hope, courage, discovery and much more, with the humble bicycle the unifying factor throughout,” says curator Brett Cotter.
Selected by a panel of Kiwi film and bike buffs, Brett says to expect action, drama, humour and plenty of inspiration in the 2018 compilation. There are 13 short films being shown ranging from 2 to 26 minutes in length, including a number of New Zealand premieres’ and International award winners.
Mountainbike fans are also in for a treat with two movies featuring arrestingly beautiful landscapes and worldclass riders.
“To see these on the big screen is something else, they’re mesmerising films,” says Brett.
“Our event celebrates cycling in all its glorious shapes and forms. There is some cool stuff here I think everyone should see, it will whet your appetite for all things bicycle related.”
Tickets are available online www.bigbikefilmnight.nz and door sales will be offered on the night, depending on availability.

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