Last cinema screening 17th July, Watershed Bristol.
Want to arrange a community screening? Get in touch.

A feature documentary film about the power of the bicycle to help save the planet.

In partnership with 
Trek Bikes & Bosch eBike Systems

Next up, community screenings 
in your local venue 
& selected festivals!

1-31st July

MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: STREAM NOW (ONLY IN AUSTRALIA)

1st September, 5:30pm

BIG PICTURE FILM FESTIVAL, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: BOOK TICKETS

Q&A cinema screenings 
have been a huge success! 

18th April , 7:30pm

THE RITZY, BRIXTON, LONDON: BOOK TICKETS

22nd April , 7:30pm

MALVERN THEATRES, MALVERN: BOOK TICKETS

25th April, 8pm

PICTUREHOUSE CROUCH END, LONDON: BOOK TICKETS

1st  May, 8pm

PICTUREHOUSE HACKNEY, LONDON: BOOK TICKETS

1st  May, 7:30pm

SCOTT CINEMA, EXMOUTH: SOLD OUT

2nd  May, 7:30pm

SCOTT CINEMA, BARNSTAPLE: BOOK TICKETS

8th  May, 7:30pm

SCOTT CINEMA, BRIDGWATER: BOOK TICKETS

9th  May, 7:30pm

SCOTT CINEMA, WESTBURY PARK, BRISTOL: SOLD OUT

11th  May, 7:30pm

SCOTT CINEMA, NEWTON ABBOT: BOOK TICKETS

14th  May, 8pm

HARBOUR LIGHTS, SOUTHAMPTON: SOLD OUT

15th  May, 7:30pm

SCOTT CINEMA, EAST GRINSTEAD: BOOK TICKETS

15th  May, 8pm

PHOENIX CINEMA, EXETER: SOLD OUT

18th  May, 4pm & 7pm

ARC, WINCHESTER: BOOK TICKETS

21st  May, 7:30pm

ROYAL SPA CENTRE, LEAMINGTON SPA: BOOK TICKETS

22nd  May, 8pm

PICTUREHOUSE KOMEDIA, BRIGHTON: BOOK TICKETS

23rd May, 8pm

PICTUREHOUSE, BATH: BOOK TICKETS

28th May, 8pm

PICTUREHOUSE, CLAPHAM, LONDON: BOOK TICKETS

28th May, 7:30pm

SCOTT CINEMA, WESTBURY PARK, BRISTOL (NO Q&A): BOOK TICKETS

28th May, 7:30pm

SCOTT CINEMA, EXMOUTH: BOOK TICKETS

29th May, 7:30pm

PICTUREHOUSE ARTS CINEMA, CAMBRIDGE: BOOK TICKETS

5th June, 8pm

MAC, BIRMINGHAM: BOOK TICKETS

6th June, 8pm

PICTUREHOUSE PHOENIX, OXFORD: BOOK TICKETS

8th June, 8pm

PICTUREHOUSE CITY SCREEN, YORK: BOOK TICKETS

9th June, 8pm

PICTUREHOUSE CAMEO, EDINBURGH: BOOK TICKETS

12th June, 7:30pm

PICTUREHOUSE, LIVERPOOL: BOOK TICKETS

13th June, 8pm

PICTUREHOUSE EAST DULWICH, LONDON: BOOK TICKETS

13th June, 8pm

MERLIN WELLESLEY CINEMA, WELLINGTON: BOOK TICKETS

23rd June, 2:30pm

SALTBURN ARTS THEATRE, SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA: BOOK TICKETS

25th June, 6pm

STORYHOUSE CINEMA, CHESTER: BOOK TICKETS

26th June, 8pm

THE DUKE'S CINEMA, LANCASTER: BOOK TICKETS

17th July, 6pm

WATERSHED, BRISTOL: BOOK TICKETS

UK screening sponsor: 
Green Commute Initiative

Green Commute Initiative is delighted to be supporting Chasing the Sun as it embarks on its UK screening tour.  The film shows riders from all walks of life striving to complete the annual Chase the Sun cycling event.

However, the film is about much more than a cycling challenge; it’s about how the humble bicycle should be embraced to help save the planet.  The film aims to normalise cycling and encourage more people into the saddle which in turn will benefit us all.

Green Commute Initiative’s own mission is to get more people cycling by giving easy and fair access to the Cycle to Work Scheme.  The savings available through the scheme are a big incentive, making cycling a more viable option for a wider audience.  Green Commute Initiative is delighted to support the film by sponsoring the screenings and thereby helping give the show the attention it fully deserves.

Find out more about Green Commute Initiative here.

Local screening sponsor: Fettle

Fettle are sponsoring our screenings in Bristol, Cambridge and Edinburgh. 

Fettle is the UK's most progressive bike repair network, offering hassle-free servicing and complete peace of mind for all riders. They are here to reinvent repair; to shake up previous practices; to put the 'service' back into servicing; and lead bike maintenance into a new era - for all types of rider.

Find out more about Fettle here.

Chasing The Sun UK cinema tour

New dates and locations being added daily

We're delighted to be teaming up with Picturehouse, Scott Cinemas and numerous independent venues to bring Chasing The Sun to a cinema near you in coming months.

It's also great to part of the Picturehouse Green Screen programme. Green Screen is a community-led space to discuss environmental issues raised in the films we show. Everyone is welcome to continue the conversation after the film in your cinema's meeting space – enjoy a free tea or filter coffee when you bring a keep cup!

Cyclist Magazine 5 star review

"Chasing the Sun follows riders on the UK leg of the Chase the Sun sportive, but its message goes beyond the bike", writes Nick Christian in Cyclist Magazine.

"At times it might seem we’re all battling uphill, whether through the Mendips with just a few kilometres to go, or politically, against more powerful, belligerent forces. But the overarching message from the voices in Chasing The Sun is as heartening as it is clear: Keep going.

And it’s a brilliant journey to watch."

Read the full Cyclist review here.

Picturehouse Green Screen Tour interview

Fascinating interview with Director Michael B.Clifford and contributor Dr Emma Street

Picturehouse Cinemas' Felicity Beckett gets the lowdown on what inspired us to make Chasing The Sun, key themes, hopes and aspirations.

Watch the full interview here.

Chasing The Sun official film trailer

In partnership with Trek and Bosch eBike Systems

CHASING THE SUN

One Pedal Stroke At A Time

‘'Inspiring and joyful, a love letter to the humble bicycle and all who ride one.” 

James Spender, Cyclist Magazine

Chasing The Sun is the new film from 2x BAFTA-winning director Michael B.Clifford.

In 1973 a professor in a little known American university set out to discover the most energy efficient creature on earth: turns out, it’s a human being on a bicycle! The experiment has since entered into legend and is now more relevant than ever before. We explore extraordinary personal stories of ordinary cyclists chasing the sun, revealing the power of the humble bicycle to transform lives and help save the planet.

The film features contributions from broadcaster and ITV’s voice of the Tour de France Ned Boulting, author and blogger Jools Walker, Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Richard Long and 4x Mountain Bike World Champion Tracy Moseley.

Chasing The Sun: one pedal stroke at a time

Behind the scenes

With the support of our friends at Trek Bikes and Bosch eBike Systems, a hefty chunk of filming for Chasing The Sun has been done using e-bikes and cargo bikes, enabling us to get closer to the cycling action and to manage our carbon footprint. 

We're delighted to be featured as a BFI Sustainable Screen case study by Albert, which supports the global Film and TV industry to reduce the environmental impacts of production and to create content that supports a vision for a sustainable future.

17 Nov  2023

CHASING THE SUN 
World Premiere at Kendal Mountain Festival

Chasing The Sun had its World Premiere at the prestigious Kendal Mountain Festival on 17th November 2023 in Kendal, Cumbria.

Playing to a packed theatre, audience reaction to the film was incredible. 

Ultra-cyclist and author Emily Chappell also hosted a fascinating Q&A with director Michael B.Clifford, broadcaster Ned Boulting and academic and cycling campaigner Dr Emma Street.

 

Co-Headline Sponsors

Proud to be powered by Trek Bikes and Bosch eBike Systems

Gold sponsors

We're super proud and grateful for the support and participation of these wonderful organisations...

Official Media Partner

We are thrilled to be continuing our long-standing relationship with Cyclist Magazine.

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