PRESS RELEASE: unREAL premiere, 25 June, Sheffield

Cycle To The Cinema – the Peak District film night series for cycling fans – kicks off its summer programme with the British premiere of the mountain bike film unREAL followed by a trio of road cycling classics – Slaying the Badger; The King: Alf Engers; and Breaking Away.

Totally Sports Insurance LogounREAL premieres at Sheffield University’s Student Union at 8pm on Thursday 25th June (£8/£6 students) with support from Totally Sports Insurance.

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UnREAL takes you to a place beyond the real world. Forget the 9 to 5 desk job, sit back and watch the world’s best mountain bikers ride with horses; witness Tom Van Steenbergen make the biggest front flip in MTB history; not to mention riding snow and ice; hitting record speeds on downhill drift tracks and a dramatic night shoot.

Can’t wait?  Watch the making of unREAL – Mind The Gap, parts 1 to 5:

Slaying The Badger (Bamford Village Institute, Saturday 4th July, FREE) is an incomparably detailed and highly revealing tale of cycling’s most extraordinary rivalry and the greatest ever Tour de France in 1986 when previous five times winner Bernard Hinault allegedly reneged on his gentleman’s agreement to support Greg Le Monde’s bid for the yellow jersey. It has received spectacular media reviews in the U.S. and U.K. What better way to celebrate the 2016 Grand Depart? BUY TICKETS

The King – Alf Engers (Eccleshall Saw Mill, Sheffield, Tuesday 14th July, £6). An unfamiliar name to most of today’s riders, Alf Engers was the Bradley Wiggins of his day, bringing rock and roll attitude to the 1970s’ time-trial scene. Alf wanted to achieve something unique, and he spent a decade chasing the dream of the 30mph time-trial, a dream that became reality in 1978. The King sold out its premiere at The Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley so grab the chance to see it on the big screen in Sheffield. Only 45 tickets available.  BUY TICKETS

Breaking Away (Eccleshall Saw Mill, Sheffield, Tuesday 4th August). A rare screening of the 1979 Peter Yates classic. American teenager Dave Stoller dreams of escaping his small-town roots, obsessed with the Italian cycling team. “Breaking Away is a terrific film about working-class kids in an upper-class town…fun and stirring; a robust portrait of youth at the crossroads and a bittersweet salute to the town at its centre.” Xan Brooks, Guardian. (Read full review) Only 45 tickets available.  BUY TICKETS

Cycle To The Cinema Programme Director Matt Heason said, “The concept is simple – we put on great films about cycling and other adventure sports across the Peak District and you cycle to them. It’s exercise, entertainment and a social event, all in one go. It’s brilliant that as many as 80% of the audience arrive on two wheels, but we do of course still let you in if you don’t come by bike.”

The unREAL premiere is sponsored by Totally Sports Insurance – specialist sports insurance including Accident Protection, Income Protection, Life and Critical Illness Cover and Private Medical Insurance for sports including mountain biking. They are proud to support Sheffield mountain biker and three times World Cup Downhill Champion Steve Peat.

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Press Release: Monday 8th June 2015

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unREAL Synopsis:

We see you there. Stuck in the real world. Staring blankly at your computer screen. Hoping to find something, anything, to take you away. It’s time to let your friends at Teton Gravity Research & Anthill Films transport you to a place beyond the real world. Watch. Dwell. Share. Rise into the unReal and explore the imagination of some of the best mountain bikers on the planet, creating a world where snow is fair game, 1000-pound mammals are riding partners, and anything is possible.

Starring: Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Graham Agassiz, Steve Smith, Tom van Steenbergen and Thomas Vanderham, with Brook MacDonald, Finn Iles, Ian Morrison, James Doerfling, Matty Miles and friends. unReal is co-produced by Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films.

Written, directed and edited by Anthill Films. Presented by Sony in association with Shimano and Trek. Additional support for the film is provided by the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and PinkBike.com. unReal is the 2015’s eagerly awaited Mountain Bike film from TGR and Anthill Films.

Contact: Lissa Cook, Heason Events PR, lissa@heason.net / 07818 411 791

NEWS RELEASE: CYCLE TO THE CINEMA IS BACK FOR 2015

STOP AT NOTHING – THE LANCE ARMSTRONG STORY (26 Feb, Sheffield)

PRESS RELEASE – Thursday 19th February 2015

Cycle To The Cinema – the Peak District film night series for cycling fans – is back for 2015 with an intimate but explosive portrait of the man behind the greatest fraud in sporting history – Lance Armstrong.  (BUY TICKETS NOW)Stop at Nothing The Lance Armstrong Story Poster

Cycle to the Cinema is brought to you by the organisers behind the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (March 20-22) and Buxton Adventure Festival (Oct 2015). In partnership with host partners like the National Trust and Sheffield Students Union, film nights are hosted at venues in and around the Peak District including Sheffield Students Union and the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate near Hathersage.

Cycle To The Cinema Programme Director Matt Heason said, “The concept is simple – we put on great films about cycling and other adventure sports across the Peak District and you cycle to them. It’s exercise, entertainment and a social event, all in one go.”

“It’s brilliant that as many as 80% of the audience arrive on two wheels, but we do of course still let you in if you don’t come by bike.”

“We’ll be announcing the full summer programme in a couple of months.  Meanwhile, there are so many great cycling films at next month’s Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (March 20-22) that for the first time we’ve got two Mountain Bike film sessions and a Road Cycling session vying for the Steve Peat Best Bike Film and Rapha Best Cycling film prizes.”  

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Synopsis:

You think you know this story? You don’t…

From the producers of Academy Award winning films, One Day In September and Searching For Sugarman, this documentary is an intimate but explosive portrait of the man behind the greatest fraud in sporting history. Lance Armstrong enriched himself by cheating his fans, his sport and the truth. But the former friends whose lives and careers he destroyed would prove to be his nemesis.

Including interviews with Frankie and Betsy Andreu, Greg and Kathy Lemond, David Walsh, Paul Kimmage, Tyler Hamilton, Emma O’Reilly and Steve Whisnant among others; and featuring a rich selection of archive, some previously unseen, from over seventy-five different sources.

At the film’s heart is a portrait of a man who will stop at nothing in pursuit of money, fame and success. It reveals just how Lance duped the world with his story of a miraculous recovery from cancer to become a sporting icon and a beacon of hope for cancer sufferers everywhere; how Lance’s cheating bullying and lying become more and more extreme as he attempted to crush his opponents on and off the bike; and how a few brave souls refused to bow to his indomitable will, resolutely fighting back, putting their own fate in the balance as they became outcasts, derided and humiliated until eventually their voices were heard. It charts how this small, close knit group of friends were pushed to the brink by a secret that corroded their bonds of friendship until they turned on each other in a desperate fight for the truth, destroying marriages, careers and lives.

In Stop at Nothing Lance’s friends and enemies speak candidly about the man at the centre of the greatest fraud in sporting history. A giant heist in which Lance, his backers and sponsors sought to steal one of the greatest sporting events in history and enrich themselves to the tune of hundreds of millions of pounds at the expense of fans, the sport and the truth.

Director: Alex Holmes
Duration: 97 mins

When: 19.00, Thursday 26th February 2015 https://cycletothecinema.co.uk/2014/02/18/stop-at-nothing-the-lance-armstrong-story-sheffield-feb-26th/
Where: Sheffield Students Union
Tickets: £6 / £5 (NUS students)
Buy Tickets: http://su.sheffield.ac.uk/events/stop-at-nothing-the-lance-armstrong-story
Watch Trailer: http://youtu.be/yIoNRXTy-F8

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Contact: Lissa Cook, Heason Events PR, lissa@heason.net / 07818 411 791

Cycle to Cinema 2014 Programme Launch

Peak District adventure festival organisers, Heason Events, are delighted to announce the follow-up season of ‘Cycle To The Cinema’ screenings for summer 2014.

Following last year’s successful debut at the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate, near Nat Trust logo NTV_E_G_356_S_CHathersage, Cycle to the Cinema is back with more films and venues in and UniDerbyBuxtonNEWaround the Peak District, Sheffield and Yorkshire, sponsored once again by the University of Derby, Buxton.

Chasing Ice 672The first film is ‘Chasing Ice’ on Thursday 6th March at Longshaw.  Acclaimed photographer and former climate change sceptic James Balog, uses revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture the melting of the ice glaciers as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.

Cycle to the Cinema is also proud to be part of the Tour De Cinema, presented by Sheffield Doc/Fest, as part of the Yorkshire Festival to celebrate the 100 days preceding the Grand Départ in Leeds on 5th July 2014.

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To celebrate, Cycle to the Cinema and Sheffield Adventure Film Festival are  hosting the first outdoor screening of the Tour de Cinema as a major strand of the Yorkshire Festival on Saturday 5th April at the Amphitheatre on South Street Park.

There will also be a special screening at Castleton YHA as part of the Peak District Walking Festival and two free screenings at Eccleshall Woods Discovery Centre in association with the mountain bike advocacy group Ride Sheffield to promote their campaign to create a mountain bike trail in Lady Cannings Woods.

Click here to view the programme (more dates and films to be announced soon).

Cycle to the Cinema co-founder and ShAFF Festival Director, Matt Heason, said:  “Cycling has exploded in popularity.  Our pilot series of Cycle to the Cinema screenings in partnership with the National Trust and the University of Derby, Buxton last summer proved a real hit, so we’re delighted to be able to encourage even more people to get out on their bike to enjoy adventure films on the big screen.”

“It’s really exciting to be part of the celebrations in the run up to the Tour de France and to be working with new partners like Sheffield’s DocFest,  the Peak District Walking Festival and Ride Sheffield.”

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Press release: Wednesday 26th February 2014

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Cycle to Cinema celebrates countdown to Tour de France

Tour de cinema logoSheffield Adventure Film Festival  and  Cycle to the Cinema are proud to be part of the Tour De Cinema presented by Sheffield Doc/Fest as part of the Yorkshire Festival to celebrate the 100 days preceding the Grand Départ in Leeds on 5th July 2014.

YF_LOWER_LOGO_2014_RGB (Screen) To celebrate, ShAFF and Cycle to the Cinema are proud to host the first outdoor screening of the Tour de Cinema as a major strand of the Yorkshire Festival on Saturday 5th April at the Amphitheatre on South Street Park.  We’ll be showing Velorama – a new film created from stunning British Film Institute archive film about a Century of the Bicycle. Continue reading “Cycle to Cinema celebrates countdown to Tour de France”