London to Paris and Death Pedals 2 double-bill at arts centre next month

The Arnolfini arts centre in Bristol may have been in the spotlight recently when it hosted the second leadership debate between Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg, but if you love cycling, the news that really matters is that next month the venue’s cinema is showing two cracking bike movies.

Arranged by No Gears Bristol, the event on the evening of 3 June kicks off at 7pm with a screening of London to Paris, directed by Grace Ladoja and with stunning camerawork from David Procter, which follows ten riders from across the world riding between the two capitals to meet up with Lance Armstrong at the end of last year’s Tour de France.

That’s followed by Death Pedal 2, Kareem Shehab’s follow-up to his hugely successful – you guessed it – Death Pedal, which follows a team of freestyle fixed gear riders from across the US showing off their skills, and should be well worth watching if the trailer below - not to mention the reception given the first film in the series - is anything to go by.

You should be able to book tickets online through the Arnolfini’s website – although at the time of writing, there’s no listing for the event – which also has full details of how to get there.

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.