MAMIL: ‘A Documentary Exposé…’

…about the secret world of middle-aged men in Lycra.

I’m not sure, when I think about it, that I want to find out too much about the ‘secret’ lives of MAMILs, but this does look good and, if you happen to live anywhere within spitting (or perhaps more practically, cycling) distance of Halifax in West Yorkshire, it is coming to a theatre near you. The Square Chapel Arts Centre theatre to be precise only a few days before the arrival of the Tour de Yorkshire in the Calder Valley. Day 4 of the newly extended race sets off from the recently restored historic Piece Hall in Halifax on Sunday 6th May. The film is being shown the previous weekend on Saturday 28th April at 7:30pm and tickets are now available from the Square Chapel Arts Centre website.

“Middle Aged Men In Lycra! At last, the love that can finally be shared — that of man for bike. We’ve shaved our legs and we’re here to stay! Deal with us, the Adelaide Fat Boys, as we sweep down hills on our bikes, stopping for nothing (except maybe a macchiato). From the makers of Remembering the Man, here’s a survey of the state of blokes on bikes across three continents. You might be queer in New York, you might be Christian in the midwest, you might be a lawyer or a cancer survivor, you might be hauling your middle-aged belly up the Col de Tourmalet or just popping down to the shops, you might be on a top-line Trek or a heap of junk, you might be wondering how you’re going to explain all of this to your missus, but you still thrill to the moving meditation of the bike. Narrated by Phil Liggett (the David Stratton of cycling).”

More details about the film can be found on the MAMIL website.


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  1. Sadly, being in Toronto, I will have to wait until……some PBS station decides to broadcast this at some inconvenient time. Like you, I am not sure I want to know the deep dark secrets of MAMILs, but a bit of bicycling camaraderie wouldn’t be to bad as I am up to my chain in snow and can’t get much of that.

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