Velorama - A Century of The Bicycle (U)


Daisy Asquith






60 mins


Various - archive footage

A new film created from stunning British Film Institute archive film about a Century of the Bicycle.

From the invention of the bicycle to the gruelling pursuit of Le Tour – a historical journey through a century of cycling are honoured in this specially made new film comprised of fascinating archive materials and music. Yorkshire audiences will have the first opportunity to see this new documentary. Directed by award-winning documentary director Daisy Asquith from Leeds, with a soundtrack from cult musician Bill Nelson, who blends electro, samples, sound effects and ambient noise to create collages of beautiful dreamy music. For this original soundtrack Bill will form collaborations with young Yorkshire musicians. Produced by Crossover, who complete a trilogy after the much-loved From The Sea To The Land Beyond (British Sea Power’s lyrical meditation on a century of the British Coast) and The Big Melt.

This film is presented in partnership with Sheffield Doc/Fest and Cine Yorkshire as part of Tour De Cinema in the Yorkshire Festival, the first ever arts festival to precede the Tour de France, the world’s biggest annual sporting event. See for the full programme for Tour De Cinema.


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