by Ben Haworth
December 10, 2009
“Break the Cycle” is film about downhill mountain biking in Ireland. It gives an insight into 10 of Ireland’s best riders and “how they break the cycle of every day life through their love for bikes.”
Riders include current Irish Downhill Champion Ben Reid, Redbull Rampage and Masters World Champion podium rider Glyn OBrien, Womens Masters World Championships silver medallist Meave Baxter, Irish NPS Champion Colin Ross, Irish team members Dan and Gerard Wolfe, 021 Racing riders Tom Power and Greg OKeefe, and up and coming riders Jamie McCullough, and Ewan Doherty.
You can order the DVD internationally through the film website: www.breakthecyclefilm.com
Over 300 riders from around all over Ireland turned up at the Movie House cinema in Belfast in anticipation for the World Premier of Break the Cycle.
Attendance for the premier was beyond all expectations. The dress code was black tie, but downhillers being downhillers interpreted that in their own way, so everything from monocles to gimp masks were worn on the night.
After a reception in the cinema foyer everyone started making their way in for the showing of the film. When the film ended everyone headed round to AM:PM for the after party. Nothing too major happened but there was a pillow fight that got a bit out of hand and a few missing people who had travelled up to Belfast from Newry that forgot that they needed to get back to their bus on time to get home.
All in all it was a very successful night, being on of the biggest off-season events the Irish downhill community has ever experienced.