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“Why we cycle” film premiers in London on 18 July

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

11 July 2018

A Dutch documentary "Why We Cycle" will premiere in London on 18 July, a year after it was first screened at Velo-city 2017, a global conference on cycling and urban mobility.

The film features filmmakers taking a bike ride with specialists from a variety of disciplines as well as ordinary people. Their conversations uncover some obvious, and also some hidden, effects of cycling on people, on societies, and on the organisation of cities - whilst suggesting the key to the bicycle's success in the Netherlands. 

The documentary was 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, with voiceovers by Chris Boardman.

“Why We Cycle” is hosted by Sustrans London on Wednesday 18 July at 6:30 (the screening will start at 7pm), at The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M6EJ.

This event is not for profit, and all ticket sales will go towards covering screening costs. Admission includes a drink and popcorn. Cycle parking available.

Find out more and purchase tickets available via our Eventbrite