We may be dyed-in-the-wool roadies here at road.cc and we love a grainy triumph-over-adversity road flick but for the feel-good factor you can't beat a good mountain bike film, so we're excited about the new release from Anthill films which will be touring the UK. Follow Me features 2008 DH World Champion Gee Atherton amongst an all star cast and is touted as "a modern portrait of mountain bike lifestyle, getting back to basics and reminding us why we all love to ride bikes".
The tour kicks off with the European Cinema premiere at the Glasgow Film Theatre (www.gft.org.uk) on Tuesday 27th April 2010. Follow Me will be shown as a double bill feature with Seasons and it'll be the first ever HD screening of a mountain bike film in Europe. Tickets are already on sale for the opening night, and from there the film will embark on a countrywide tour (see confirmed dates below)
Instead of a traditional single rider format, Follow Me is based on the idea that “no one rides alone” and the footage features some of the world's top names in downhill and freeride in some of the best locations on the planet. Check out the trailer below: there's some amazing footage and lovely camerawork to be admired.
"Think back‐yard sessions, ripping local trails, training bike parks, epic road trips and heli drops", say the creators. "Follow Me is all about good times, pushing limits with your friends, crazy adventures and most importantly having fun your bike. It will change the way you see mountain bike films and get you stoked to get off the couch and ride!"
As well as Gee Atherton the featured riders include Sam Hill, Darren Berrecloth, Ben Boyko, Brendan Fairclough, Geoff Gulevich, Matt Hunter, Cam McCaul, Brandon Semenuk, Steve Smith, Kurt Sorge, and Thomas Vanderham.
To find out more, and to keep up to date with screening dates and times, head over to www.anthillfilms.com/followme.php. We're keeping our fingers crossed for a Bath one...
Glasgow GFT, 27th April www.gft.org.uk
Dyfi Enduro, 1st/2nd May www.summitcycle.co.uk
Sheffield Showroom, 13th May www.showroomworkstation.org.uk
London Prince Charles Cinema, 26th May www.princecharlescinema.com
Leeds Hyde Park Picture House, 4th June www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk
Ambleside Zeffirellis, 13th June www.zeffirellis.com
Dundee DCA, 15th June www.dca.org.uk
Dublin Lighthouse, 16th June www.lighthousecinema.ie
Stirling MacRobert, 24th June www.macrobert.org
Nottingham Broadway, June TBC www.broadway.org.uk
Inverness Eden Court, June TBC www.eden-court.co.uk
Edinburgh Filmhouse, June TBC www.filmhousecinema.com
Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.