23 November 2009

Beauty and the Bike


This brilliant documentary called Beauty and the Bike wanted to answer one simple question: "Why do British girls stop cycling?"

The film follows two groups of girls, one in Darlington, UK and the other in Bremen, Germany, looking for the answer and the solution to the problem.

Above is an 8 minute version of the film. What an inspiration.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was so great... I have a nine year old stepdaughter whose mom is always telling her "cycling is so unfeminine" which pisses me off like you would not believe. I'm the only person over the age of 16 who cycles in my UK suburban town, so we have no amenities at all. I'm inspired to show this film at a council meeting or something....thanks.

Ginger said...

Fantastic! Thanks so much for posting this. I don't drive and have only been cycling for about a year - it was having a beautiful bike that sold me on cycling, and now I love being independent and having my own way of getting around... I want everything I know to see this!

Sigrid said...

well done on many levels. thanks for sharing!

Lorenza said...

Supe super super! :D L ♥

wuppidoc said...

If you want to get the full version of the film and the accompanying book in German and English, go to www.bikebeauty.org and contact us.