Modern society has long believed that women hold up half the sky in terms of equality and progression. So when it comes to the sport of professional cycling, why aren’t women receiving half the road?
Half The Road is a documentary film that explores the world of women’s professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female riders face in a male dominated sport. With footage from some of the world’s best UCI races to interviews with Olympians, World Champions, rookies, coaches, managers, officials, doctors and family members, Half The Road offers a unique insight to the drive, dedication, and passion it takes for a female cyclist to thrive. Both on and off the bike, the voices and advocates of women’s pro cycling take the audience on a journey of enlightenment, depth, strength, love, humor and best of all, change & growth.
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Half The Road is being screened at Eccleshall Woods on Tuesday, April 29 at 8pm and is part of ‘Cycle To The Cinema’ run by Peak District adventure festival organisers, Heason Events. The screening is free.
Following last year’s successful debut at the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate, near Hathersage, Cycle to the Cinema is back with more films and venues in and around the Peak District, Sheffield and Yorkshire, sponsored once again by the University of Derby, Buxton.