CYCLE TO THE CINEMA GOES FOR GOLD WITH WIGGO’S ‘A YEAR IN YELLOW’
Heason Events is proud to screen ‘A Year in Yellow’ - the feature length film of the build up to Sir Bradley Wiggins’ incredible golden summer winning the coveted Maillot Jaune in the Tour de France and then Olympic Time Trial Gold at London 2012.
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When: 8pm, Tuesday 6th August
Where: Moorlands Discovery Centre, Longshaw Estate, nr Hathersage
How much? £6 (£2 extra for tea/coffee) + booking fee
Buy tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/176334799198700/
Cycle to the Cinema is the latest venture from Sheffield Adventure Film Festival and Buxton Adventure Festival organiser Matt Heason (Heason Events) in partnership with the National Trust's Longshaw Estate Moorland Discovery Centre near Hathersage and the University of Derby, who last year opened their Oaklands Manor Outdoors Leadership Centre at their Buxton campus.
“Kids from Kilburn don’t win the Tour de France”, asserts Bradley Wiggins. It’s late 2011, and he and his team are getting ready to attempt the impossible: A British win in the world’s most famous cycling race. Filmmaker John Dower is along for the ride, and as the celebratory adulation grows with every Wiggins win, Dower probes the prickly enigmatic man behind the myth. Wiggins’ wife Cath feels she is married to two men: a marvellous husband and the cyclist who “is a bit of a twat”. Abandoned by his father as a toddler, Wiggins naturally took to the sport which was his father’s undoing. As he heads into the gruelling tour, where journalists outnumber cyclists by ten to one, Wiggins finds life in the spotlight difficult. He somehow maintains his focus to achieve the impossible dream: triumphing at both the Tour de France and the London Olympics in a spectacular summer for British sport.
Organiser Matt Heason said, "With the Tour coming to Sheffield next year, it’s a great time to celebrate cycling and encourage and inspire people to get out in the great outdoors.”
"The turnout for the first two film nights has been great. People have really embraced the concept with some even cycling more than 20 miles to watch the films! You don’t have to turn up on a saddle in a skinsuit though there are prizes to encourage the audience to arrive on two wheels.”
“The National Trust approached me after seeing how popular ShAFF and BAF had proved. Their Moorland Discovery Centre is a super venue for a summer series of film nights in the heart of the Peak District on the edge of Sheffield.”
“A big thank you is owed to the University of Derby for their enthusiasm and commitment to promoting outdoors sports and activities and to Sheffield's Over Ride Cycleworks, Torq Fitness and Design Everything for their support. ".
"If there are any aspiring adventure film-makers out there, I'm keen to showcase local talent with shorts ahead of the main bill so please do get in touch."
Helen Tuck, Visitor Experience Manager with the National Trust in the Peak District says, “We are really excited to be a part of this new & exciting venture in partnership with Heason Events, which celebrates and encourages cycling and brings people out to Longshaw, one of our most beautiful places in the Peak District and just 7 miles from Sheffield, and with the added bonus that for most people it will be down hill all the way home!”
Dr Peter Dewhurst the Strategic Director of the University of Derby's Buxton campus commented, "I am extremely pleased that the University was asked to become involved in this event as it reflects our mission to support local communities and to promote the health and wellbeing agenda through outdoor activities and sport."
"It also provides staff and students based at our Oaklands Manor Outdoor Leadership Centre with an opportunity to undertake hands-on practical work that is so vital in ensuring our degree programmes are up-to-date and relevant."
Perks & Prizes for Pedallers: You don't have to come on your bike and we won't just be showing cycling films but as an incentive for anyone arriving on two wheels this month we'll have a special package including a Torq energy gel, entry into a prize draw to win a free in-store Platinum Bike Service at Sheffield's Over Ride Cycleworks. University of Derby students will also be on hand to help with cycle repairs and basic bike maintenance.
The following screening is the classic 'A Sunday in Hell' at 8pm on Wednesday 28th August.
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How much? All Tickets £6 (entry), Per Item £2 (tea/ coffee and cake - please order in advance)
Q. Is Cycle To The Cinema suitable for children?
A. We don’t know which films we will be screening beyond the next event or two, but our aim is to show films that will appeal to older kids. There may be some strong language from time to time, but it will generally be in the context of somebody doing something difficult or scary. From time to time, during the school holidays, we will be putting on sessions aimed specifically at younger kids.
Q. Will refreshments be available?
A. Yes – when ordering your ticket online you will have the option of ordering tea / coffee and cake for £2.
Q. Where is the Discovery Centre?
A. It’s a stone’s throw from the junction of the Hathersage and Grindleford roads, just a few hundred metres from the Fox House Pub. You can use this map.
Q. Will there be tickets available on the door?
A. That depends on how many we have sold out in advance. We recommend buying your tickets in advance. We’ll endeavour to keep the Facebook Event page updated and let you know if the event has sold out in advance.
Q. Will I be allowed in if I have not cycled to the event?
A. Yes you will. We won’t be checking to make sure that people have cycled to the event. We hope that you do.
Q. Is there a secure place to lock my bike?
A. The short answer is no. However there is a large area immediately adjacent to the cinema room where you can store your bike away from prying eyes. We recommend that you bring your own lock and either lock your bike to itself, or better still, to one or two other bikes.
Q. Is it actually a cinema?
A. Not in the strictest sense of the word. It’s a lovely wood panelled room, with comfortable plastic seats, a decent in-house sound system, a projector and a screen.
Q. Are there showers?
A. No, but there are toilets!
Q. Will there be alcohol for sale?
A. Unfortunately not. We’ve decided that encouraging you to drink, and then to send you off careering down hill in the dark on a bike, would not be entirely responsible. If you are dead set on a crafty pint the Fox House is only a few hundred metres away.
For press & media enquiries, please call Lissa Cook on 07818 411 791 or email@example.com or call Matt Heason on 07966 529 219.
High res images can be downloaded for one-off editorial use only here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lissacook/sets/72157633379086263/
Or for National Trust enquiries contact Jenny Gerrans, Community & Learning Officer, National Trust - Peak District on 01433 637907 / 01433 670368 http://nationaltrust.org.uk/longshaw
- Longshaw Discovery Centre, Hathersage