Next month sees the return of one of my favourite cycling events to London… the Bicycle Film Festival! October marks the tenth season of the BFF in the UK. This multi-faceted global event, travels to over 25 cities each year with the aim of encouraging global participation & awareness of cycling in all its wonderful forms. The four day festival will play host to a mix of events including fashion, music and art alongside films. Highlights include the annual bike polo tournament and a led road ride with starting at Athlon Sports both on Sunday October 6. The BFF will also partner with VeloJam, the all women’s track racing day […]
Transport For London & The Bicycle Film Festival held their special conference on cycling in London at the Barbican Centre last Friday… and I was honoured to be one of the speakers invited to take part in the event. The entire panel for the day was made-up of a variety of cyclists, which made for an interesting session. Those taking part were; Ben Plowden (Director of Planning, Surface Transport for TFL), David Dansky (Cycle Training UK), David Kitchen (Founder of LFGSS), Bill Chidley (Editor of Moving Target), German Dector Vega (Director of Sustrains), Jill Putman (National Operations Manager for recreational cycling – British Cycling) and Jacqui Shannon (Tweed Run). A mixture of lively debate […]
The Bicycle Film Festival returns to The Barbican Centre this week for its ninth season, and on Wednesday night I attended the Press Launch for the festival. Held at the rather swish W Hotel on Wardour Street, guests for the evening were greeted with beautiful bicycles on display in the foyer and more cycle related visual treats… There was a selected preview of some of the eclectic short films that will be shown over the course of the festival, including ‘Joe Moody’ and ‘The First Unstoppable’ which are brilliant. My particular favourite and one I suggest you try and catch is ‘Candy Rides’ which was charming, creepy and heartbreaking all […]
It’s not often that I let the Pashley out of my sight, but a couple of weeks ago I was happy to make an exception to the rule. My beloved Frankie went off on a photo-shoot for a few days with Brooks England! Knowing that she was going to be in safe hands, I didn’t mind having a bit of time off the saddle and let them take her away. Like a concerned mother, I was wondering what was going on with Frankie while she was away from me. Realising what I’m like and being a thoughtful Gent, Ted Young-Ing (who is also the Art Director for Brooks) sent me a photo […]
The 11th global Bicycle Film Festival touched down for it London-leg last week, and thanks to the awesome girls over on Pamflet (it’s an excellent Zine – if you’re not reading it, you really should be…) I won tickets to one of the film screenings! I took my ‘Plus One’ (The Boy) with me to the Barbican Centre last Sunday to see the 2pm screening of ‘By Women About Women’ – a selection of ace short films, which lead into the main feature, ‘Labour of Love’. This was a documentary by Virgina Hastings, who followed the Canadian “ultra-cyclist” Caroline van den Bulk as she attempts to complete the RAAM (Race Across America) […]
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I started Vélo-City-Girl when I got my Pashley Princess in March 2010, after a ten year absence from the saddle. VCG is all about cycling and the many different forms it comes in, there is something for everyone.