The Arnolfini arts centre in Bristol may have been in the spotlight recently when it hosted the second leadership debate between Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg, but if you love cycling, the news that really matters is that next month the venue’s cinema is showing two cracking bike movies.
Arranged by No Gears Bristol, the event on the evening of 3 June kicks off at 7pm with a screening of London to Paris, directed by Grace Ladoja and with stunning camerawork from David Procter, which follows ten riders from across the world riding between the two capitals to meet up with Lance Armstrong at the end of last year’s Tour de France.
That’s followed by Death Pedal 2, Kareem Shehab’s follow-up to his hugely successful – you guessed it – Death Pedal, which follows a team of freestyle fixed gear riders from across the US showing off their skills, and should be well worth watching if the trailer below - not to mention the reception given the first film in the series - is anything to go by.
You should be able to book tickets online through the Arnolfini’s website – although at the time of writing, there’s no listing for the event – which also has full details of how to get there.
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.