Updated: Lifecycles – UK cinema tour dates announced

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Sanny brings news of the UK cinema tour of the eagerly anticipated and stunning HD movie Lifecycles, now updated with prizes in Glasgow, nightriding, free beer and hotdogs in Nany Yr Arian and a new date in Edinburgh. Don’t foget it’s your last chance as a Premier user to win tickets…

Dates have been announced for the UK cinema tour of “Lifecycles”, probably the most anticipated mountain bike film ever. The creative work of ace mountain bike photographer , Derek Frankowski, whose work regularly graces the pages of “Bike” magazine and celebrated film maker, Ryan Gibb, “Lifecycles” has been over three years in the making. Shot entirely in HD and envisaged from the very start of the project as being made to be shown on the big screen in high definition and 5.1 surround sound, “Lifecycles” follows the life of the bicycle from its creation through to its ultimate demise.

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The film features the cream of the crop of riding talent and couples it with some truly breathtaking locations. At a sneak industry preview of a rough cut of the film in Whistler in August, the film received a standing ovation and glowing praise with one industry insider likening it to National Geographic meets The Collective.

The UK tour coincides with the release of the film on DVD. Copies of the film can be pre-ordered from www.lifecyclesfilm.com and will be distributed in Europe by www.x-tremevideo.com who have generously lent their support to the tour.

For everyone who catches the tour in the cinema, they will enjoy not just “Lifecycles” but also the latest feature from Ionate Films called “VAST”. Shot entirely on location in Europe spanning locations such as the Swiss Alps, the stunning Ligurian coastline, the broad spaces of Provence and the streets of Berlin, VAST presents a uniquely European take on the freeride mountain bike film genre. While the riders may not necessarily be household names, their riding speaks for itself. A perfect companion piece for Lifecycles guaranteed to make you want to get out and ride. See the trailer at www.ionatefilms.com

The tour kicks off with the European Cinema Premiere in Glasgow at the GFT (www.gft.org.uk) on Thursday 11th November at 8.30pm before doing a limited tour of venues across the UK.

Dates and locations already confirmed are as follows:-

GLASGOW Thursday 11th November 2010   GFT, 12 Rose Street 0141 332 6535 www.gft.org.uk Free prize giveaways on the night courtesy of www.bikelove.co.uk

WALES, 20th November 2010 Nant y Arian Visitor Centre

See www.summitcycles.co.uk for ticket details and information on the pre show night ride / free beer and hot dogs for everyone who comes to the show.

AMBLESIDE Sunday 14th November    Zeffirellis, Compston Road, Ambleside 015394 33845   www.zeffirellis.com

SHEFFIELD Wednesday 17th November 2010   Showroom, 7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield  0114 275 7727   www.showroomworkstation.org.uk

LONDON Thursday 18th November 2010   Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London  020 7494 3654   www.princecharlescinema.com

PENRITH Sunday 28th November 2010     Rheged IMAX cinema, Two minutes from J40 on the M6  01768 868000 www.rheged.com Screening will be part of a double bill with Follow Me, both films being presented in HD.

LEEDS Friday 10th December 2010  Hyde Park Picturehouse, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds   0113 275 2045   www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk

EDINBURGH Sunday 12th December 2010   Filmhouse Cinema, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh  0131 228 2688   www.filmhousecinema.com

INVERNESS Thursday 3rd February 2011  Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Road, Inverness    01463 234 234    www.eden-court.co.uk

Dates still to be confirmed for SOUTHAMPTON (Harbour Lights Cinema).The tour has only been made possible thanks to the generosity and support of the following businesses and people within the bike trade.

Franck, Benjamin and Helena at www.x-tremevideo.com
Rob and the team at www.cyclesurgery.com for the London screening
Andy, Keith and the team at www.biketreks.net for the Ambleside screening
Carl at www.bikelove.co.uk for the Glasgow screening
Si at www.18bikes.co.uk for the Sheffield screening

Several further dates are planned. Keep an eye on www.lifecyclesfilm.com for regular updates about the UK tour.

Comments (23)

    whaaaaat?!? no Bath date, come on boys at MBUK you’re letting the side down!

    Presumably there’s not felt to be enough interest in mountain biking in the Scottish capital (with Glentress on its doorstep) to warrant a showing in Edinburgh.


    Inverness date is actually the 3rd of Feb 2011. Sorry about that!

    No Bath date as there wasn’t enough interest for Follow Me to make a screening worthwhile. Planning for Edinburgh in descrmbet and Southampton but dates to be confirmed.

    That should say December. Blooming iPhone!

    No Aberdeen? I guess the half empty cinema for Follow Me probably scuppers our chances?

    Aberdeen did really well for Follow Me. It got put in the bigger cinema as it sold out the wee one which was more than I had expected. Over 100 folk turned out for it which was great.



    Jolly good – I’l keep my eye on the announcements.

    Ah good! Inverness now changed for the correct date!

    Rheged will be showing both Lifecycles and Follow Me in HD and surround sound on the BIG screen.



    All the best films are shown alongside Vast. Can’t wait

    tickets bought for glasgow!!

    Hanging out for Southampton dates.

    Sanny, I went to the showing of follow me in bristol and it was sold out?! We also had 150 turn up to watch and race bikes down a grassy slope, there must be enough interest surely?!

    I found this thread after posting this:


    Hi Sanny,

    do you know if they will be selling copies of the film at the gft?



    Well done. Yet again Manchester is missed out. Gateway to the peaks? Quite a large city? Ring any bells? ffs.

    Where’s Dublin? I know it’s only partially UK (when convenient) but the Lighthouse Cinema was full. Cycle Surgery, c’mon guys!

    Hi guys

    Andy I share your frustration!

    Manchester has been a tough nut to crack. Cornerhouse have no interest in screening mountain bike films. If you can suggest an alternative independent cinema, that would be ace! Manchester is definitely somewhere I want to show films!

    Bristol. Working on it.

    Dublin isn’t going to happen as the Irish Film Classification Board charge over £300 to classify the film meaning it’s just too expensive to put on for 1 screening. Shame as I really like the cinema I used for Follow Me.

    Any questions, just holler!

    Hi guys

    Just a quickie to say that Southampton has been added below!

    Also, the Glasgow screening will have spot prize giveaways courtesy of Carl at www,bikelove.co.uk.

    The Welsh screening will have a pre screening night ride with free beer and hotdog for all riders!



    GLASGOW Thursday 11th November 2010 8.30pm GFT, 12 Rose Street
    0141 332 6535 http://www.gft.org.uk Free prize giveaways on the night courtesy of http://www.bikelove.co.uk

    AMBLESIDE Sunday 14th November 8.15pm Zeffirellis, Compston Road, Ambleside 015394 33845 http://www.zeffirellis.com

    SHEFFIELD Wednesday 17th November 2010 8.00 pm Showroom, 7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield 0114 275 7727 http://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk

    LONDON Thursday 18th November 2010 8.30pm Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London 020 7494 3654 http://www.princecharlescinema.com

    WALES Saturday 20th November 2010 7.45pm Nant y Arian Visitor Centre
    See http://www.summitcycles.co.uk for ticket details and information on the pre show night ride / free beer and hot dogs for every rider who comes to the show.

    SOUTHAMPTON Thursday 25th November 2010 Evening Show Time TBC Harbour Lights Cinema, Southampton 0871 902 5733 http://www.picturehouses.co.uk

    PENRITH Sunday 28th November 2010 Evening show Time TBC Rheged IMAX cinema, Two minutes from J40 on the M6 01768 868000 http://www.rheged.com/mtb-night Double bill screening showing with Follow Me.

    LEEDS Friday 10th December 2010 8.30 pm Hyde Park Picturehouse, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds 0113 275 2045 http://www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk

    EDINBURGH Sunday 12th December 2010 Evening show Time TBC Filmhouse Cinema, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh 0131 228 2688 http://www.filmhousecinema.com

    INVERNESS Thursday 3rd February 2011 Evening Show Time TBC Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Road, Inverness 01463 234 234 http://www.eden-court.co.uk

    Interested to see how the Banff tour works as I know that the Mitchell Theatre in Glasgow isn’t great when it comes to film screenings. Tiny screen and the sound reproduction isn’t great. Shame they aren’t using the GFT. I know the guys at Lifecycles have been very specific in wanting cinemas that screen HD and in 5.1 surround sound.

    Oh. Cock.

    I saw a Facebook invite for the 17th November, and assumed is was for the one here in Vancouver at UBC. Nope, that was last night (28th Oct) and I obviously didn’t go. 17th is for back in Sheffield. Tits and arse.

    Just thought, I was even at UBC yesterday morning! Cruel luck, but typical of my planning abilities 🙁

    Sanny, is there a contact at the Cornerhouse that a collective can email to suggest a showing of this and future films?

    “bland said: On October 31, 2010

    Sanny, is there a contact at the Cornerhouse that a collective can email to suggest a showing of this and future films?”

    I didnt know anything about the film (ive been away from mountainbiking for awhile) until a friend who isnt into biking at all but used to work at the Cornerhouse emailed me a link to the trailer and asked if i was in it!

    engagement@cornerhouse.org (Sarah Perks)

    Cornerhouse detail their e mail addresses on their website. The only way I can see them going for a screening is if demand can be shown. However, I suspect the real issue is that they already have certain themes for their screenings and mountain biking doesn’t fit with them so it’s probably a closed door in all honesty.

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