A trailer has been released for a new film called MAMIL that explores the phenomenon of middle-aged men in Lycra, featuring riders from Australia, the US and the UK.
Narrated by Phil Liggett, the film shows cyclists talking about how they got into cycling and what they get out of it.
Lasting 90 minutes, it was written and produced by Eleanor Sharpe and Nicholas Bird.
It recently premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in South Australia and will now go on general release via Demand Films.
Here’s what they have to say about it on their website:
Middle Aged Men In Lycra! At last, the love that can finally be shared -- that of man for bike. We’ve shaved our legs and we’re here to stay!
Deal with us, as we sweep down hills on our bikes, stopping for nothing (except maybe a macchiato).
You might be queer in New York, you might be Christian in the midwest, you might be an Adelaide Fat Boy, you might be a lawyer or a cancer survivor, you might be hauling your middle-aged belly up the Col de Tourmalet or just popping down to the shops, you might be on a top-line Trek or a heap of junk, you might be wondering how you’re going to explain all of this to your missus, but you still thrill to the moving meditation of the bike.
Thanks to road.cc reader Rupert Englander, who blogs at www.themamil.co.uk and appears in the film, for the heads-up.
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.