Strength in Numbers – UK Cinema Tour Dates Announced **UPDATED**

by Matt Letch 28

This just in from David “Gabba” Gould (AKA Sanny!)

**Updated with details of Cockermouth screening in aid of Regain**

Dates have been announced for the UK cinema tour of “Strength in Numbers”, the eagerly awaited new mountain bike film from Anthill Films, the guys behind The Collective series of films, Follow Me and From the Inside Out.

“Strength in Numbers” is a new mountain bike documentary that explores mountain bike culture through the experiences of the world’s best riders. Anthill Films have created a film, which will change the way the world sees mountain biking, both on and off the screen. Presented by Shimano and Trek, Strength in Numbers combines progressive action and beautiful cinematography with compelling stories to show how the many different sides of mountain biking are all connected. The filmmakers, who brought you ‘The Collective’, ‘Roam’, ‘Seasons’ and ‘Follow Me’, traveled the globe to find communities that represented the many sides of the sport, with film shoots in British Columbia, Nepal, Scotland, Austria, Switzerland, California, Utah and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

Strength in Numbers features a diverse selection of riders with some of the biggest names in the sport, including: Andrew Shandro, Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Gee Atherton, Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, Rene Wildhaber, Thomas Vanderham and Wade Simmons. The cast consists of a mix of established pros, up and comers and local riders, with Anthony Messere, Adam Billinghurst, Rachel Atherton, Ryan Howard and Steve Smith also appearing in the film.

“It’s been a long time coming and I can’t wait to see what the Anthill boys have put together”, says world cup downhill champion Gee Atherton. “For me, as a rider, it’s exciting to be part of something like this – it’s a chance to help progress and grow our sport.”

To coincide with the release of the film on DVD, Blu Ray and iTunes on a limited cinema release of the film is planned for the UK. A number of dates have already been confirmed with more expected to follow.

For everyone who catches the tour in the cinema, they will enjoy not only the opportunity to see “Strength in Numbers ” in the big screen in all it’s Blu Ray HD glory but also get to watch “The Dudes of Hazzard” from homegrown rippers Jo Barnes, Liam Moynihan and Fergus Lamb, best known from their work with on the MOJO trail diaries and “The Dudes of Hazard” online films, in their inaugural big screen outing.

Following the boys on their European road trip adventures last summer, “The Dudes of Hazzard” is an irreverent and funny take on the mountain bike film chronicling their madcap attempts to race, ride, film and have fun on the way. Following on from it’s sell out world premiere in February, the tour will be the only chance to see the film on the big screen.

To view the trailer for “The Dudes of Hazzard”, just click on the link below

To follow the Dudes on their latest hair brained adventure, go to


The tour kicks off with a double premiere night in GLASGOW at the GFT ( on THURSDAY 31ST MAY 2012 at 8.30pm and in Peebles at the Eastgate Centre as part of the Tweedlove Festival before doing a limited tour of venues across the UK.

Dates and locations already confirmed are as follows:-

GLASGOW Thursday 31st May 2012 GFT, 12 Rose Street 0141 332 6535

PEEBLES Thursday 31st May 2012 Eastgate Theatre, Eastgate 01721 725 777

EDINBURGH Monday 11th June 2012 Cameo Cinema, 38 Home Street, Edinburgh 0871 902 5723

ABERDEEN Tuesday 12th June 2012 Belmont Cinema, 49 Belmont St
0871 902 5721

LEEDS Friday 15th June 2012 Hyde Park Picturehouse, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds 0113 275 2045

SHEFFIELD Tuesday 19th June 2012 Showroom, 7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield 0114 275 7727

PENRITH – Date TBC Rheged IMAX Cinema, Redhills, Penrith 01768 868 000

**New date** COCKERMOUTH – Saturday 30th June, Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria. Tickets £10 with all profits going to REGAIN, the trust for sports

Tickets for all the venues (with the exception of the Rheged screening) are on sale from this week onwards.

The tour and the previous sell out film tours has only been made possible thanks to the continued generosity and support of the following businesses and people within the bike trade.

Carl at for the Glasgow screening
Andy, Keith and the team at

Massive thanks as well to the local independent bike shops, cycle clubs and the UK bike press who have generously displayed posters and posted on line links.

Comments (28)

  1. Shame there’s nothing in the south, would love to see it in a theatre.

  2. No showings in Manchester again. Us people in the big cities will have to wait for the expensive blu… oh, I get it now.

  3. Portlyone – Sheffield isn’t far is it? ;] (about as far away as we are I reckon.)

  4. I like the way that Scotland and the United Kingdom are listed seperately on the link edd 🙂

  5. Portlyone

    Manchester is always a challenge to get a screening. I would love to use Cornerhouse but they’ve said no to previous requests for other mtb film screenings. I guess they just don’t want mtb films which is a shame but it’s their decision what they programme so we just have to accept it


    The last Bristol screening didn’t get the audience numbers to justify a screening this time around unfortunately. It’s funny. Bristol has a great cycling community but not enough folk turned out last time to make another screening viable. Hey ho.

  6. Sanny have you contacted the Tyneside in Newcastle?

  7. Toons.

    Not yet. What do you reckon the interest would be?


  8. If you put the word out I bet you could get plenty of mancs to politely e-mail cornerhouse to ask why they wont let you show it.

  9. Sanny, re: Manchester (ish) – there are a couple of small, independent cinemas in the Oldham area…
    I have no connection with them at all just know they are there…. no idea if they’d be interested or if the numbers would work for you – 80 seats in Oldham, 150 seats 10 mins away in Shaw?

  10. Hi Sanny,

    Looking forward to watching the film!
    I and I’m sure lots of others would love to watch it in Nottingham, which is smack bang in the middle of England and also has a great independent cinema called the Broadway Cinema, which hosts various sports and action films as well as conventional quite regularly.
    What do you think?

  11. Sanny,

    What sort of numbers do you need to make a visit to Bristol viable?

  12. Any chance of a Southampton showing? It was packed last time around?

  13. Sanny
    The Tyneside has shown MTB films before and filled it.

    Any chance you could get in touch with the programme manager?


  14. Sanny,
    The Picturehouse website has not details or booking info for the Aberdeen showing.

  15. Needs less pajamas and more laughs, then it’ll truly represent UK mountain biking, or at least what I’ve been experiencing for the last 15+ year’s.

    I’ll still be down the showroom mind.

  16. For a Southern venue try the Corn exchange in Newbury. Between Swindon, Oxford, Baisingtoke and Reading (and close enough for the dedicatited bristolians) Small enough venue to fill.

  17. what about stockport plaza? they hosted the banff film festival this year so reckon they’d be interested and a decent venue!

  18. Another vote for seeing in Tyneside here

  19. Sanny, Stockport Plaza (South Manchester) has screened the Banff Winter Film Festival to sell-out audiences for the last 2 years.

  20. Right.

    I’ll look at Stockport and Tynecine.

    Already working on Southampton.

    Cheers all

    PS Aberdeen is about to go on sale. Sorry for it not being live yet.

  21. Wheres the Eden court viewing in Inverness for us lot in the Highlands Sanny?

  22. Another for the Tyneside, if it’s a goer there are a few clubs in the region could flag this up to.

  23. Hope the Southampton showing comes through, was away last time they showed any MTB stuff, will definitely be there this time if its on.

  24. “The last Bristol screening didn’t get the audience numbers to justify a screening this time around unfortunately. It’s funny. Bristol has a great cycling community but not enough folk turned out last time to make another screening viable. Hey ho.”

    You’re kidding, if you mean the showing of Life Cycles at the Watershed, then there were people standing at the back. Roam and Seasons must have both sold out at the Cube in previous years.

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