Bethnal Green venue for charity showing of film charting how cyclist set out to ride the world and came home with a wife

Remember the feature length documentary Janapar we flagged up back in November that follows the story of how Tom Allen left home to ride around the world and returned three and a half years later not only with some unforgettable cycling memories but also a wife he had met and fallen in love with along the way?

Well, tomorrow evening there’s a chance to see the film in east London with a charity screening in aid of the National Pro Bono Centre, together with a question and answer session with Allen and the film’s producer, James Newton.

The film will be screened at the RichMix Cinema and Cultural Centre at the Shoreditch end of Bethnal Green Road (directions here), with admission costing £10 and doors opening at 6pm. If you can’t make it along, you can still buy a copy of the DVD and accompanying book through the Janapar website.

Thanks to Mark Ames of I Bike London for the heads-up.

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.