Biking film festival wheels into Gore

The Big Bike Film Night is coming to Gore.
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The Big Bike Film Night is coming to Gore.

Gore's bike fans are in line to enjoy a Big Bike Film Night after sellout screenings elsewhere around the country.

The collection of films features a full array of cycling genres with a screening at the SBS St James Theatre in Gore on June 6, curator and event director Brett Cotter said.

"The Big Bike Film Night connects cycling fans through the art of cinema with a range of remarkable stories and incredible filmmaking displays. You don't have to be a cyclist to relate to these stories, there's something here for everyone.

"It's so exciting to finally bring this film collection to Gore. The programme has an absolutely breath-taking range of short bike films from around the world, from mountain bike, to road, bmx, travel, personal journeys and triumphs.  Our mission is to share the best short cycling films from around the world with our audience and these films will leave a tyre-tread mark across your heart." Cotter said.

The Big Bike Film Night's lineup includes a look at London's stylish bike sub-cultures, the inspiring story of Georgena Terry who's been building bike frames for 30 years, the challenge of cycling up the gruelling peak Mount Ventoux, two very different faces of BMX  culture, and the local documentary 'Muscles and Dreams'. 

"I'm really chuffed about the array of films on offer, and in particular showcasing the home-grown 'Muscles and Dreams' to our audience. It's an epic story, and this is the jewel in the crown of films being shown; I'd describe it as the definitive kiwi cycling story of our era.

"At the heart of this collection is showing real people being part of some pretty extra-ordinary stories. The humble bike is the unifying factor throughout these films and it certainly will whet the appetite of bike lovers, I'd even go so far as to say it's Bike-a licious evening out."

Tickets are $20.00 and can be bought online at www.bigbikefilmnight.nz or at the theatre.

The festival will also play in Invercargill on May 30.

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