Here’s a nice short film of Central London as you seldom see it – not a car in sight as club cyclists take part in a group ride. The clue lies in the title, 5.45 Rouleur – the time each day when Regent’s Park Rouleurs meet up for their weekday morning ride.
The film, made by Gorilla Face Productions and voiced over by a monologue of one of the rider’s thoughts, lasts just four minutes and has been submitted to the Sundance London short film competition (vote for it using the links to the right of this page).
The film acts as a prelude to a longer documentary on the club, which meets up to ride around Regent’s Park each day, whatever the weather, and further afield at weekends.
Gorilla Face Productions says it is a new company with “a passion for shooting cycling and other action sports.”
It adds that its “ stylistic approach to capturing cycling is best described as an attempt to retain the traditional romance and cinematic beauty of the sport, whilst exploring new and innovative ways of filming that best encapsulate the experience of riding a bike.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.