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Chasing The Sun

+ Q&A with director Michael B. Clifford

Rating PG
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Directed By Michael B Clifford

In 1973 a professor in a little known American university set out to discover the most energy efficient creature on earth: turns out, it’s a human being on a bicycle! The experiment has since entered into legend and is now more relevant than ever before. We explore extraordinary personal stories of ordinary cyclists chasing the sun, revealing the power of the humble bicycle to transform lives and help save the planet.

The film features contributions from broadcaster and ITV’s voice of the Tour de France Ned Boulting, author and blogger Jools Walker, Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Richard Long and 4x Mountain Bike World Champion Tracy Moseley.

Chase The Sun is the UK’s longest one-day endurance cycle event, with 3 simultaneous coast-to-coast sunrise-to-sunset rides all setting off at dawn in England, Scotland and Ireland on 22nd June.

Chasing The Sun  is supported by Trek and Bosch eBike Systems.

70 minutes plus Q&A

Members: £8.90
Non-members: £9.90

Member Under 16: £6.75
Non-members Under 16: £7.50

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Screening + Q&A with director Michael B. Clifford and Bikmo CFO Louise Towers hosted by Ian Roe. 

Tuesday 25 June at 8pm.
The film is touring the country staging Q&A screenings featuring talks with members of the film’s production team and contributors. The tour will take in London, Malvern, Exmouth, Barnstaple, Bridgwater, Bristol, Newton Abbot, Southampton, East Grinstead, Exeter, Winchester, Brighton, Bath, Oxford, Cambridge, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Wellington, Lancaster and Chester.

About Ian Roe:

Ian Roe has been a cyclist for 50 years, almost his entire life.  For Ian bicycles are transport, recreation and mental and physical wellbeing.  He relishes a challenge and at the age of 13 cycled the 140 miles from his parents to his grandmother solo.  More recently he completed the Marmotte Granfondo sportive in the French Alps – 175km with 5000m of climbing.From working as a bike shop mechanic and wheel builder as a teenager to organising cycling getaways in North Wales, the Lake district and Scotland bicycles have been a constant theme.As a speaker Ian has taught at Leeds University and spoken at conferences and hosted panel discussions internationally.