Hebden Bridge Mountain Bike Film Night This Thursday

by Chipps 9

This Thursday, September 20th, Singletrack is helping Hebden Bridge Picturehouse put on a mountain bike film night. It is also part of the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival. There’ll be a big gathering of like-minded mountain bikers in the area already, so why not come along for the evening, have a coffee or a beer and enjoy some mountain biking on the big screen?

Just one of the scenes from Reveal the Path

There are two main features that should appeal to most mountain bikers between them. The first the the UK Premiere of ‘Reveal the Path’ – an adventure and bike-packing film sponsored by Salsa Cycles that follows a small group of riders as they make their way through the landscapes and cultures of Scotland, Switzerland, Morocco, Nepal and a Alaska.

The second main feature is going to be Anthill Films’ ‘Strength in Numbers’, which should sate any full face, big jump, slo-mo appetite you might have.

From Strength in Numbers - Fort William with the Athertons. (Pic: Sven Martin)
Not a bad crowd. (Pic: Sven Martin)

Talking of which, there’s a fine snack shop at this council-owned, volunteer-run cinema and you can even buy a coffee to take into the film with you. In honour of the mountain biking audience, the cinema is planning on opening the bar for the evening too.

This is mountain biking... (Pic: Sterling Lorence)

...and so is this. (Pic: Reveal the Path)

There’ll be a few promotions, surprises and giveaways too, with some of the supporters of the films there, some of the Singletrack staffers and forum regulars too. And if you’re around on the Friday, there’s the Walk and Ride Festival‘s lap of the Mary Towneley Loop that you can take part in too.

The cinema’s website is here, where you can find directions and so on. It’s basically slap bang in the middle of Hebden Bridge. There’s parking at the public car park by AJ’s Fish Restaurant (where you’ll probably find us before the film). The doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm showing. Tickets are £6.

These riders don't shoot themselves, OK?


Comments (9)

  1. …is hoping my days work finishes early enough that I can get over 🙂

  2. Looking at attending this and riding on Friday ,where is the best place to park my camper @ night to watch the film and where is the start for the MTL on Friday

  3. I have a notion to attend. Is there somewhere for parking a bike securely (pref indoors)?

  4. Im afraid all the places are booked up for the MTL on the Friday. But I’ll be at the cinema so if there is a group of you I can possibly do another group ride at another time?

  5. Though there’s nothing to stop you just riding round the MTL anyway, is there? It’s pretty well signposted (mostly…)

    I’m working on bike parking for you Druid. Rich, perhaps the (more) locals could advise you on your camper parking. I might be riding for fun on my day off on the Friday anyway Rich, so there should be someone to show you round.

  6. No your welcome to ride round the MTL at anytime! Theres a Caravan club campsite in Mytholmroyd or a CL site just down the way, Campsites at Jack Bridge and on the Widdop road as well as one up at Old Town above the Hare and Hounds pub

  7. Should be a good un looking forward to it.

  8. The cinema reckons they can do secure bike parking. Your bike’ll be locked away until the end of the show, so no leaving early, but apart from that it should be good.

  9. Just dropped the films off last night to the cinema. Should be a good evening. They’ll have the bar open from 7.30… there’s Reveal the Path (UK Premiere!) first, then an interval and then Strength in Numbers. (The bar will be open throughout the first film and until the end of the interval).
    Hope to see lots of you there…

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