Bamford MTB Festival Film Night, PANTANI & NORTH, June 14th

Eventbrite - Cycle To The Cinema - Bamford MTB Festival film Night, Bamford Institute

As part of Bamford Mountain Bike Festival weekend, Cycle to the Cinema presents local mountain bike film North, and feature length road cycling documentary Pantani: Accidental Death Of A Cyclist

When: Starts 19.30 (pls arrive 7pm), Saturday 14th June. Certificate 15.
Where: Bamford Village Institute, Main Road, Bamford, S33 0DY – opposite The Anglers Rest
Tickets: Adults £5. Tickets are available on the door, and online.

Note: There are bike racks at The Anglers Rest

North (16mins)
An artistic mountain bike film exploring the diverse range of riding around Sheffield and the surrounding Peak District featuring riders: Alex McNeil, Dave Camus, Oscar Monk, Jake Monk, Marco Wood-Bonelli.

Pantani: Accidental Death Of A Cyclist  (96mins)

In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia – a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since. He was a hero to millions – the saviour of cycling following the doping scandals which threatened to destroy the sport. However, less than six years later, aged just 34, he died alone, in a cheap Italian hotel room.

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist explores the startling truth behind one man’s remarkable descent from being amongst the finest athletes on earth to his tragic end in a sport riven by intrigue.

Combining scintillating race archive with contemporary news footage, stylised reconstructions, and interviews with Pantani’s friends, family, colleagues, and rivals, including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Evgeni Berzin and Greg LeMond.

The story of the greatest climber of his generation; man versus mountain, athlete versus the system, Marco Pantani versus himself.