A FILM about the history of the push bike will be screened in Malvern next week, as cycling fever grips the town.
The feature-length documentary called ‘Bicycle’ will be shown at Malvern Theatres on Thursday, September 11, the day after Stage Four of the Tour of Britain rolls through the district.
The film’s production has had plenty of local influence thanks to Nina Jones, who spent 20 years living in Malvern and has edited the project. Her father’s audio mixing company also based in the town, has also had a hand in the project.
It tells the history of the Bicycle’s conception in Coventry in the late 19th Century and delves into just how and why Britain has become such a world force in cycling.
The film features several famous and familiar faces from Malvern’s own world champion mountain biker Tracy Moseley to Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy.
Nina said everyone who has seen it so far has been inspired to get back on the bike, including herself.
“It’s quite funny, I hadn’t ridden for about 15 years but within two months of editing the film 12 hours a day I had to get my old mountain bike out which I had when I was 13,” she said.
“A lot of people who have watched it and don’t cycle have said the same which is exactly what we want.
“This is an independent film, it hasn’t had any funding or been commissioned by any company. The directors just really wanted to make a film about cycling. It’s just crazy how much it has taken off. It is getting great traction all around the UK.”
Nina, who used to go to The Chase, said everyone will enjoy the film because it is not particularly aimed at enthusiasts.
“It is very accessible to everyone, as it reminds people of when they were kids. Everyone can pinpoint that moment when they took the stabilisers off.” she added.
There will be a Q and A session with director Michael B Clifford and Tracey Moseley straight after in the theatre.
Visit www.malvern-theatres.co.uk or call box office 01684 892277.