Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Massan. ‘Bossing’ it.

October 23, 2011

No tricks, no spins, no bullshit. He just rides likes to ride his bike real fast and I like that.

Rapha USA Pro challenge. Stage 1.

August 8, 2011

The right side of my upper lip is cracking. I should reach back under my vest, remove the lip balm that is stashed in one of the jersey pockets and apply it. This would be the right move to prevent further pain in the face region. The balm will probably be in the far right pocket. If I could just think back to this morning when I was loading my pockets. But I can’t. Reach back, that is, just as I can’t recall where I put the damn balm. The wind is so severe it’s having that effect on me. It blows you to the side when you take a hand off the bars and right back into the saddle the rest of the time. It’s funny how one moment the wind can whip its way along the base of a canyon and propel you to speeds you never thought possible. And then, moments later, it wipes clean any notion of assistance by completely stymying any sort of forward motion. Which is what it is doing right now… Read more.

Rapha.

Pillars of Italian cycling. A preview.

July 31, 2011

Sorry, I just had to. I think I’m addicted to Peloton’s Vimeo stream.

So now you have seen the preview, get yourself a cup of coffee and perhaps a palm full of amaretti and click here for the full 35 minutes.

American Flyers. 85.

June 14, 2011

Not sure if I have posted this previously but what the hell, J of Hoops cycles reminded me of it. Thanks J! This film looks absolutely shit but I’d still like to have a gander.

Rapha Continental inspires.

May 31, 2011

Man, this is truly awesome. Not this movie per se, but the idea of what’s in it. Priceless.

The Rapha continental.

Rapha rides the Black forest.

May 19, 2011

Spot Kieran Young with the cheeky roly! Oh I lolzed!

Rollapaluza edit. Birmingham heats.

May 17, 2011

It’s taken me an age to get my head around this movie lark and that coupled with a dying mac has had me in bits of late, but in between panic and a lot of hand gestures and shouting I managed to squeeze this quick edit out. I hope you like it, and especially my Birmingham peoples!

Shot during the Midlands Rollapaluza heats in Birmingham, April 2011.

At the end of the night Tom Gillespie won in fine style, beating his opponent Marcus by 3 seconds over 1000m.

Peep the results.

Video. Giro d’Italia 1994.

May 3, 2011

Abstract Rapha.

April 19, 2011

Three videos from the sixties.

April 1, 2011

the footage is great but they’d be nothing without the MUSIC… I’m tapping my foot as I type!

BFF Submissions.

March 16, 2011

Submissions are now open for the Eleventh Annual Bicycle Film Festival!

The BFF is looking for films with a bike-related theme. Any style is acceptable: animation, experimental, narrative, documentary and music videos are all a go.

There is no fee to enter your film, simply download a submission form from the BFF website, and send a copy of the film to the BFF Head Office in New York.

Don’t forget Liverpool on the 8th April too, where you get to see this!

The Milk Race. 1982.

March 10, 2011


I cannot stress enough how good this film is!

Twenty-five minutes of great, well shot british cycling footage. The soundtrack is awful but I suppose it makes a nice change from dubstep or eurotrance. The narration is pretty good too.

Enjoy.

Pour un Maillot Jaune.

November 25, 2010

A cinematic tribute to the Tour by Oscar winning director Claude Lelouch.

This wonderful film of the 1965 Tour brings the hunt for the Yellow Jersey alive. Made three years after Louis Malle’s vintage “Vive Le Tour”, Lelouch’s film was made with the big screen in mind and is more cinematic in its scale than Malle’s. Without the restriction of narration, Lelouch lets the beautiful images of the Tour tell the story, which he sets against a brilliant and quite absorbing soundtrack.

There is no speech, no commentary and the quality could be better, however the three parts to this movie ‘For a Yellow jersey’ are an absolute must see.

The Cannibal, Crushing.

November 25, 2010

A great bit of Cannibal footage. Now then, a question… Does anyone know where I can get/watch Eddy Merckx ‘in the vicinity of a cup of coffee’ from 73? I have only read of it and would love to peep it… so if you know, please get in touch!

Jean-Claude Labrecque. 60 Cycles.

November 19, 2010

Awesome. Makes a change watching classic footage in colour!
Thank you to LS for sending me the linky, you know me only too well.

Ras.

November 4, 2010

Bit sparse on the posts of late friends, sorry about that. I have been pulling what’s left of my hair out at my day job… But I can now report that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

In the meantime, while I get myself back together, get your chops around this fantastic footage.

I’v got my ticket.

October 21, 2010

Have you got yours?

No? Well if you are in the UK go here and grab one, quickly!… This is one not to be missed.

Chasing Legends.

October 8, 2010

The trailer to this film looks immense and I am totally looking forward to seeing it on the 21st Oct. You too can watch this film at a cinema near you on the same date. Check this link for details on where it will be screened.

There also seems to be somewhat of a pre screen shindig being organized by the good chaps of Birmingham Fixed Gear, check this link for more details on that.

Looks like it’ll be a great evening!

L’Eroica 2010 Moving images.

October 4, 2010



Not long been back from this, an amazing trip and currently juggling writing up my report and editing photographs.
In the meantime get your chops round these movies and if you look closely you will see me somewhere looking cool as ice in Black wayfarers.

Huge thanks go to Le Coq Sportif for inviting me out and making it all happen, you guys did an absolutely stellar job, to my roomy Matthew Sparkes of the Guardian, to Andrew and Phil of the Ride Journal, to Woody of Tea and Cake for being an awesome host, to the guys from Hanon and to everyone else involved. Thank you!

Rapha x Ridley Scott Films.

August 5, 2010

Rapha and RSA Films present three short films inspired by the people, places and stories of road racing. Johan Museeuw, Sean Kelly and Dario Pegoretti are celebrated in three cinematic portraits exploring the passion, history and drama of the sport.

Based on a trio of story-labels originally found inside the Rapha Club Jerseys, each film brings a new translation: The intense dreamscape of Nick Livesey’s ode to Johan Museeuw, Adrian Moat’s tale of discovery inspired by Sean Kelly and Ben Ingham’s intimate view of Dario Pegoretti in his workshop, all powerful representations of three distinct icons of road racing.

On consecutive Fridays (starting next Friday 13 August) Rapha will be presenting ONE-TIME ONLY screenings of the full-length versions of the films right here on the Rapha website in HD. Do not miss them. Trailers for the features are now online.

Truly awesome and inspiring work. Go peep.


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