Riding into Town
Media Release – 22 November 2018
As part of the exciting Three Peaks RIDE New Zealand’s Cycling Festival, the Big Bike Film Night is riding into Cambridge with two outstanding events over Thursday 24th and Friday 25th January 2019.
Screening on Thursday 24th January, at 7pm sees the Big Bike Film Night go back in time and “pedal a [r]evolution”, looking through four years of the best cycling short films and selecting the ones that united audiences.
“We are truly in the era of the cycling revolution and what better way to enjoy this moment than looking back through the many many awesome short films we’ve presented over the years and showcasing what I believe are our STAND-OUTS” says Brett Cotter, Curator and Film Pedlar of the Big Bike Film Night.
On Friday 25th January at 7pm, Cotter is thrilled to bring to Cambridge cycling fans the Global and New Zealand Premiere of the Feature length documentary ONE DAY AHEAD.
One extraordinary adventure for 8 Kiwis. Taking the challenge of a lifetime, as the first New Zealand team to ride all 21 stages of the Tour De France, one day ahead of the actual race in July 2018. All in support of the Mental Health Foundation.
“It is an absolute privilege to showcase this inspiring New Zealand made documentary that covers these riders’ illustrious journey. This movie personifies how it’s so much more than just riding a bike and will be thoroughly enjoyed by Cambridge viewers and participants of the RIDE NZ’s Cycling Festival” says Cotter.
Considered the toughest sporting event in the world, led and supported by Jonathan Douglas and coached by Olympic silver medallist and ex-professional Tour De France rider Hayden Roulston the group’s mission was to raise money and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation by cycling every stage of the 2018 Tour de France. The response was overwhelming from the New Zealand public and well over $72,000 was raised for the Foundation.
“This is our story of eight ordinary kiwi blokes, who didn’t know each other prior to this epic adventure, united by the joy of riding bikes, raising funds for the Mental Health Foundation and striving to achieve something that was beyond each of our wildest dreams prior to the roll call from Rouleur Bike Tours” says Mike Conza, Team NZ TdF Member. “The documentary itself is a microcosm of life compressed into 21 stages with the highs and lows of human emotion as we bond as a team to attempt to finish one of the world’s toughest cycle races. I’m forever grateful for this opportunity and if I have one message to audiences it is chase your dreams. What seems impossible – with a lot of focus and tenacity can become reality.”
The Cambridge screenings’ will be held at the St. Peter’s Auditorium, St. Peter’s College, on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th January, both at 7pm each night. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for Under 16 year olds and can be bought on-line at www.bigbikefilmnight.nz or directly at the Venue on the night (subject to availability).
Screenings are also planned in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch over the month of February.
For more information visit www.bigbikefilmnight.nz
For more information, contact:
Brett Cotter – Curator
The Big Bike Film Night
Ph: 021 748 441