Ride Of My Life: The Story Of The Bicycle

Originally posted on Leeds Bicycle Film Club by Ian Street

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“Amazingly my idea to have a monthly film night themed around the humble bike appears to be working and our November evening will be the thoroughly enjoyable documentary Ride of My Life: The Story of the Bicycle

‘Anyone who rides a bike regularly will at some time have dreamt about owning their dream bike.  This may not be the ‘best’ bike but simply the best bike for them, the type of rider they are, where and when they ride.  Author and journalist Rob Penn decided to do just that, to create his dream bike.  In doing so he travels the world meeting the prioneers, mavericks and creators to put the parts together for his perfect bike, meeting some fascinating characters along the way.

The Ride of My Life however not just the story of a bike obsessive getting his dream bike built, it also tells the history of the humble machine from Baron Karl Drais’s ‘running machine’ through to the bikes we know today.  In doing so Rob engagingly tells the story of how the cycling pioneers were drivers of social progress way beyond their early imaginings.’

This will be the fourth of our film evenings before we take a break for Christmas and the small charge we are making for this hour long documentary will be going to St Gemma’s Hospice in remembrance of Jenn.”

Read this CyclingEurope.org post from 2011 also about this documentary.

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