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Video trailer: MAMIL - the documentary

90-minute film charts the phenomenon of middle-aged men in Lycra in Australia, the US and UK

A trailer has been released for a new film called MAMIL that explores the phenomenon of middle-aged men in Lycra, featuring riders from Australia, the US and the UK.

Narrated by Phil Liggett, the film shows cyclists talking about how they got into cycling and what they get out of it.

MAMIL - Official Trailer from Demand Film on Vimeo.

Lasting 90 minutes, it was written and produced by Eleanor Sharpe and Nicholas Bird.

It recently premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in South Australia and will now go on general release via Demand Films.

Here’s what they have to say about it on their website:

Middle Aged Men In Lycra! At last, the love that can finally be shared -- that of man for bike. We’ve shaved our legs and we’re here to stay!

Deal with us, as we sweep down hills on our bikes, stopping for nothing (except maybe a macchiato).

You might be queer in New York, you might be Christian in the midwest, you might be an Adelaide Fat Boy, you might be a lawyer or a cancer survivor, you might be hauling your middle-aged belly up the Col de Tourmalet or just popping down to the shops, you might be on a top-line Trek or a heap of junk, you might be wondering how you’re going to explain all of this to your missus, but you still thrill to the moving meditation of the bike.

Thanks to reader Rupert Englander, who blogs at and appears in the film, for the heads-up.

Simon joined 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.

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