Heads up, Friday people! The sun may be shining and you're probably thinking of sloping off early for an evening ride in the sun. But focus! No, not on work, you fool. On this competition to win a pair of tickets to see Strength in Numbers, the new MTB flick from Anthill Films.
What's that about then? We'll let Anthill Films tell you. "Viewed at a distance, the world of mountain biking is a disjointed network of seemingly similar but disconnected communities. Freeride. Downhill. Big Mountain. All Mountain. Dirt Jump. Slopestyle. A sport of individuals, equally defined by their many differences, as the common threads that bind. And while our story doesn't follow a straight line, we all end up in the same place. Tire to ground, foot to pedal, hand to bar – communities drawn together by trails of dirt.
"A new action sport documentary, Strength in Numbers is a rally call to connect all mountain bikers, regardless of location or language or discipline. The film captures a true way of life, from the world's best pros to those who are just learning to love the sport. Shot over two years in some of mountain biking's most iconic locations, Anthill's signature style combines compelling stories with core action to create a shared experience that unites all riders. Come join us!". Here's the offical trailer to whet your appetite:
We had a watch of the film last night while the free online preview was running last night, and by golly it's a beautiful thing with some extraordinary footage and great characters. Even if you're not an MTBer it's well worth a watch, and we've got a pair of tix to give away for any one of the following screenings:
GLASGOW Thursday 31st May 2012
GFT, 12 Rose Street 0141 332 6535
PEEBLES Thursday 31st May 2012
Eastgate Theatre, Eastgate 01721 725 777
EDINBURGH Monday 11th June 2012
Cameo Cinema, 38 Home Street, Edinburgh 0871 902 5723
ABERDEEN Tuesday 12th June 2012
Belmont Cinema, 49 Belmont St 0871 902 5721
LEEDS Friday 15th June 2012
Hyde Park Picturehouse, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds 0113 275 2045
SHEFFIELD Tuesday 19th June 2012
Showroom, 7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield 0114 275 7727
PENRITH Date TBC
Rheged IMAX Cinema, Redhills, Penrith 01768 868 000
Obviously if you're in Devon or Kent you might feel this isn't the compo for you, sorry about that. It is free though! Usual schwag grab rules apply, and we'll pick a winner on Monday. Good luck!
*assuming you live near one of the screenings, eh
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.