Why We Cycle: London Film Screening

Dutch school children cycle to school

More than 25% of all trips are cycled in the Netherlands

Why We Cycle title

Dutch documentary film explores the impact of cycle-friendly cities

Birdseye view of a junction

There are more bicycles than people in the Netherlands

18 July 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ

Join us for the exclusive London premiere of Dutch documentary film, Why We Cycle, exploring the hidden effects of cycling on our cities and ourselves, hosted by Sustrans.

To the Dutch, cycling is as normal as breathing. They don’t think about it, they just do it. Perhaps the fact that they don’t think about it, is the key to the bicycle’s success in the Netherlands. But because they do not give cycling a second thought, they don’t really know what the deeper needs of cyclists are.

In this documentary film ‘Why We Cycle’ the Dutch filmmakers take a ride with ordinary cyclists and specialists from a variety of disciplines. These conversations uncover some obvious, but even more hidden effects of cycling on people, on societies, and on the organization of cities.

Watch the trailer

Produced by Dutch filmmakers Gertjan Hulster and Arne Gielen, journalist Jeroen Dirks and Marco te Brömmelstroet of the Urban Cycling Institute at the University of Amsterdam, and featuring voiceovers by Chris Boardman, the film explores the impact that cycle-friendly cities can have on society.

Screening Details

  • Tickets are £8.30 and include a drink and popcorn
  • The event is not for profit. All ticket sales will go towards covering screening costs
  • 6:30 pm - Doors open
  • 7:00 pm - Film screening beings, no trailers (runtime approximately 1 hour)