There is a glut of film festivals in London that celebrate culture, art and love to name a few but a unique offering is definitely a programme of events dedicated to bicycles.
The London Bicycle Film Festival 2013 is in its 13th year and celebrates culture on two wheels from 45 cities from across the globe.
It brings together creative communities from the areas of fashion, music, art and design and various cycling communities.
The story behind the festival is compelling with founding festival director Brendt Barbur getting hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City.
This negative experience he turned into a positive one in 2001 by starting the festival as a platform to celebrate the bicycle through music, art and film.
Bicycling is becoming popular across the world as a choice for people wanting to improve their health or aiding the environment
The festival has a loyal following that travels to different cities across the world to be part of the Bicycle Film Festival.
Around the world the festival will be held in Sydney, Hong Kong, Lisbon and Helsinki to name a few and London will also be on its schedule.
This year’s event will be held from 3rd of October to 6th of October with events happening at the capital’s Barbican Centre. The nearest tube station to the centre, in Silk Street, is Barbican tube station.
A programme of short films and documentaries will be shown at the festival as well as a series of quirky events including roller racing, the annual Bike Polo tournament, BMX jams, bike rides and interactive activities.
People from around the world flock to the event to celebrate in the delights aplenty that surround the humble bicycle. Celebrate with fellow bicyclists at the London Bicycle Film Festival 2013 that has gained such loyal support across the globe.