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Bike Film Festivals

In 2006 the Celebrating Cycling project in partnership with the Dukes ran the first bike film festival showing a range of classic and new fillms covering all types of cycling – as well as a selection of other related activities from talks on cycling road trips to childrens’s workshops.

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.

Download programme (pdf)

Events in the RAKE

Wednesday 14th April 9pm

Road to Roubaix

Directors David Deal and Dave Cooper, bring you a film that celebrates one of the most historically relevant races in the world. Rare interviews with current superstars, legends of the sport, mechanics, and fans lead the audience through the brutal, unpredictable landscape that elevates Paris-Roubaix to its epic status.

Director of photography Patrick Reis and his team masterfully capture the beauty of the region through stunning panoramic views and footage of the race, riders, and the infamous cobblestones which serve as the star of the film.

The film deftly weaves rare behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and a collection photographs both contemporary and archival that make Road To Roubaix an organic visual narrative that engages audiences from beginning to end. This is a rare look at Paris-Roubaix usually reserved for the sport’s insiders.


Tuesday 20th April 7:30pm

Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman’, is 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.

Wednesday 28th April 6:45pm

Break The Cycle

A film about downhill mountainbike lifestyle in Ireland

Break the Cycle is a super chilled-out action sports documentary showing how ten of Irelands best downhill mountain bike riders use their bikes to break the cycle of every day life.

Break the Cycle gives an insight into the life of these Irish downhill mountain bikers, while also showing off the amazing scenery and trails Ireland has to offer. We have also teamed up with bands from Ireland and beyond to provide an amazing soundtrack, from the punk rock sounds of ‘Rigger’ to the chilled out vibes of ‘The Frames’.


Events in the Gallery

Monday 12th 8pm (not 8:30pm) & Thursday 22nd April 8:30pm

Freedom Riders

A core group of riders who evolved to creating a precedent setting relationship with the Forest Service and in doing so created the first freeride specific trails on public lands in the lower 48.

Freedom Riders a look at the evolution of the sport, the progression of trail users, and an inside story of a group of riders that would never see their passion die. They are the Freedom Riders…


Monday 12th 7pm & Tuesday 13th April 8:30pm

NWD 10: Dust & Bones

The final chapter in the epic saga known as New World Disorder. Shot in high definition with RED cameras you’ll witness the ultimate throw down segment by Darren Berrecloth, unbelievable back flip combinations from Greg Watts and the new school styles of Graham Agassiz.

Follow the Clump, Stumps and Jumps Tour as they jam the west coast and entertain a Giants baseball game from the Hell Barge in San Francisco Bay.

Watch Paul Basagoitia slay his personal playground in Nevada, Gee Atherton "keep it lit" through the forests of Italy and Aaron Chase with Adam Hauck and friends session Highland MTB park in New Hampshire. Pile in the rest of the top freeriders, dirt jumpers and slopestylers and this world class film will have you reeling.


Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled!

Wednesday 14th April 7:30pm

More People Cycling, More Safely, More OftenPhillip Darnton (OBE) is chairman of Cycling England, and one of the most influential people in cycling today.

Cycling England is an independent body that has been charged by the government to get more people cycling, more safely, more often and in 2005 awarded Lancaster with Morecambe the status of Cycling Demonstration Town to do just that. www.cyclingengland.co.uk

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 pedaling 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 Campaignwww.lancaster-dynamo.org.uk/


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

Film Festival 2009

The Dukes and Lancaster City Council’s Cycling Demonstration Town Team are proud to bring you another season of films, talks and events aimed at encouraging, respecting and celebrating cycling.


Film shown include Long Road North, Hell on Wheels and Seasons.

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Film Festival 2008

For the third year running the Dukes is supporting Lancaster’s status as Cycle Demonstration Town with a Bike Film Festival aimed at encouraging, respecting and celebrating cycling.

Films shown include Bejing Bicycle, a Boy, A Girl and a Bike and Belleville Rendezvouz

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Pedal Powered Film

April 2008

Well it worked. Many thanks to Martin and Paul for all their hard work and to Leon and the Dukes for letting us try this out – and thanks to everyone who came along and took part.

It was actually quite an effort to power the film even with 3 cyclists but we proved it could be done. Look out for the pedal powered generator at an event near you.

March 2008

The cyclist powered electrical generator system is still being built.

The system consists of a number of electrical generator units each driven from the back wheel of a bicycle. The electrical output of the system is then combined using electronic components and subsequently fed to other external electrical items that require power.

The final objective is to demonstrate cyclists powering of a number of typical electrical items such as lamps and projector systems. Additionally, the intention is to illustrate the relationships between the cyclists effort and the external item that they are powering.

The system has been developed by Dr Martin Burbidge, who is an electronic and radio frequency research consultant located

in Hest Bank. He also has personal research and development interests relating to electronic systems for micro scale renewable energy systems. The cycle generator system is an adoption of a prototype system originally intended for "topping up" a small solar panel array based renewable energy system.

For further information please visitwww.mjb-rfelectronics-synthesis.comor www.ecopivotal.co.uk

Or contact Martin atmartin@mjb-rfelectronics-synthesis.comor on 01524 825064.

Film Festival 2007

For the second year running the Dukes is supporting Lancaster’s status as Cycle Demonstration Town with a Bike Film Festival aimed at encouraging, respecting and celebrating cycling.

Films shown include Jour de Fete, Top Riders and Overcoming.

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Film Week 2006

In recognition of Lancaster’s recent achievement of being awarded Cycling Demonstration Town status – one of only 6 places in England to gain funding to increase cycling rates – the Dukes’ Cinema has programmed a selection of films which encourage, respect and celebrate cycling.

Films include Hell on Wheels, Go Further, Still We Ride.

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