VIDEO: Cycle to the cinema season in Sheffield

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Bike your way to a blockbuster at the launch of this year’s Cycle to the Cinema screenings in and around the Sheffield area.

Films are screened at various venues throughout the summer – and guests are encouraged to cycle to them.

Cycle to the cinema at the Longshaw Estate, says Matt Heason

Cycle to the cinema at the Longshaw Estate, says Matt Heason

Co-founder Matt Heason, of Heason Events, said: “Cycling has exploded in popularity.

“Our pilot series of Cycle to the Cinema screenings – in partnership with the National Trust and Derby University in Buxton – last summer proved a real hit, so we’re delighted to be able to encourage even more people to get out on their bike to enjoy adventure films on the big screen.”

The first film of the season is Chasing Ice, which will be screened on Thursday at the Longshaw Estate, near Hathersage, at 8pm.

Acclaimed photographer and former climate change sceptic James Balog uses time-lapse cameras to capture the melting of the ice glaciers.

Cycle to the cinema at the Longshaw Estate

Cycle to the cinema at the Longshaw Estate

All the films have an adventurous theme and tend to be based on sports like biking, climbing and running.

Special screenings will also be held as part of the Tour de Cinema, presented by Sheffield Doc/Fest, in celebration of the 100 days preceding the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

Matt said: “It’s exciting to be part of the celebrations in the run-up to the Tour de France and to be working with new partners.”

n To see the full programme of events visit www.cycletothecinema.co.uk