The makers of the documentary Bicycle have issued a DVD of the film, as well as posters including a signed limited edition. They have also made available a screening licence for purchase through its website.
The documentary, described by described by the broadcaster Ned Boulting as “Lyrical, affectionate, beautiful. A hymn of praise to a humble wonder; the bicycle.” continues to enjoy a limited cinematic release.
It has been well received by people attending sell-out viewings around the country, as well as a private screening at the Palace of Westminster hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group.
The DVD costs £12.99 from the shop on the Bicyclethefilm.com website, and the poster is also available to buy in A1 and A3 sizes, including a signed, limited edition of 100 prints. Prices for those range from £10 to £35, while the screening licence costs £180.
Forthcoming screenings include one at Bradford-upon-Avon on 15 November as part of the Bath Film Festival. A full list of screenings, including details of venues and times, can also be found on the film’s website.
The film is also now being used as a campaigning tool by those who would like to see more Britons encouraged onto two wheels by committing spend to cycling to create dedicated infrastructure.
Last week a special edit was released featuring British Cycling policy advisor Chris Boardman, among others, appealing to the government to set aside dedicated funding for cycling.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.