Those of you who use the social networking site, Twitter – and if you do, we hope you follow @roadcc – will be aware of hashtags.
For those of you who aren’t yet ‘tweeting’ – using Twitter to send messages of 140 characters or fewer – hashtags help Twitter users track trends, and aid them in keeping track of posts on specific subjects.
Sometimes, this trend tracking leads to raising awareness of serious issues– last month, the power of Twitter users rendered London law firm Carter Ruck’s super-injunction on the Trafigura case useless – and sometimes it’s entirely trivial.
We think you can guess where road.cc is going with this one.
So, on our travels around the Twitterverse yesterday afternoon, we discovered that some of our favourite Twitter users were talking about cycling films. Not ones that have been made, but those that for a misplaced word or letter in the title should be movies about bikes – and all with the hashtag #bikemovies.
Here’s 20 of the best. Forgive us for not crediting the people who originally thought of them – most have been retweeted too many times to discover the original author – although we do think that Cath Wiggins, wife of Bradley summed it up for cycling widows everywhere when she Tweeted the one word, ‘Grease”. And if you can think of any better ones, please let us know.
Clipless in Seattle
Honey, I Shrunk the Merino Jersey
Hinault What You Did Last Summer
The Devil Wears Rapha
Silence-Lotto of the Lambs
The Double Life of Richard Veronique
Sora! Sora! Sora!
The Imaginarium of Doctor Fuentes
The Boy in the Polkadot Pyjamas
The Fausto & The Furious
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Rainbow Jersey
Everything you Always Wanted to Know about Schlecks (but were too afraid to ask)
Debbie Does Prendas
The Wheelsucker Proxy
The UCI Suspects
Astana Potter: The Prisoner of Kazakhstan
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.