Bikeminded, the cycling website of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, is inviting votes for its cycling-themed short film contest. The brief was to create a 90-second film to inspire people in the borough to ride and director Richard Loncraine (Brimstone & Treacle; Band of Brothers) picked his favourite at a showing of the entries on Monday night.
Now it's time for the people's choice. Bikeminded have cut the entries down to Richard’s favourite five films and would love to hear which you like the best. Which one makes you want to get out on two wheels? Which one would convince your cycle phobic friend to give cycling a go?
The short films cover themes from the 'cycle of life', a 'racing bet' and 'learning to cycle', among others. You can watch them all below, or jump over to Bikeminded and vote for your favourite.
Here's all five shortlisted films:
Made for 2
Learning to cycle
Get A Bike – Get A Life
Cycle of Life
Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.
Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.
Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.
The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.