A Special Anniversary Screening of ‘Beauty & The Bike’ will take place at The Forum on Monday 17th September 7pm.

Ten years ago this month, members of Darlovelo (then Darlington Cycling Campaign) got together with film-makers from Darlington Media Group to launch the film project Beauty and the Bike.

At the time, no one really knew where the film was going to go. The Media Group had received generous support from Darlington Borough Council to help make the film, and the project began with a search for young women who might be interested in taking part.

The film was completed in December 2009 and the rest, as they say, is history. It has been screened more than a hundred times around the world at bike festivals, cycle campaign meetings, film festivals, transport transition festivals, and even as part of the Green Party’s transport campaigning in New Zealand. The short online version of the film has been viewed around 145,000 times.

A number of the young women from Darlington and Bremen, who were involved in the project, have been invited to attend. Alongside some of the film crew, they will take part in a Q&A after the screening.