New film reveals how Barclays' Cycle Into Work initiative with Bikeworks helps get lives back on track

15-minute documentary had its premiere at Bicycle Film Festival at the Barbican this week

by Simon_MacMichael   October 5, 2012  

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A 15-minute film that received its premiere earlier this week at the Bicycle Film Festival at the Barbican has shown how Barclays’ Cycle Into Work initiative, which the bank runs in partnership with award winning social enterprise Bikeworks, has helped three Londoners get their lives on track by training them as bike mechanics.

The film is now available to watch on the Barclays Bikes page on Facebook, and clearly shows the power of the training that Bikeworks provides to change the lives of the three men featured – Greg, John and Shenol – who each arrived there by very different routes. Below the video on the Facebook page, there is a link to a brief recap of each of their stories.

The Bicycle Film Festival runs at the Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS until Sunday 7 October, and you can find full details of the programme on the event website.