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Strength in Numbers - a film about mountain bike culture, comes to the UK

07:35 15th May 2012 by David Arthur @davearthur
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The latest film from the team that brought us The Collective, a pivotal film in mountain biking history, is Strength in Numbers. Dates for its UK cinema tour have been announced, kicking off in Glasgow at the end of the month.

Anthill Films, who also produced Follow Me and From the Inside Out, see Strength in Numbers as a documentary exploring mountain bike culture through the experiences of the world’s best riders.

Presented by Shimano and Trek, Strength in Numbers combines progressive action and beautiful cinematography with compelling stories to show how the many different sides of mountain biking are all connected.

The filmmakers travelled the globe to find communities that represented the many sides of the sport, with film shoots in British Columbia, Nepal, Scotland, Austria, Switzerland, California, Utah and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

Strength in Numbers features a diverse selection of riders with some of the biggest names in the sport, including: Andrew Shandro, Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Gee Atherton, Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, Rene Wildhaber, Thomas Vanderham and Wade Simmons.

“It’s been a long time coming and I can’t wait to see what the Anthill boys have put together”, says world cup downhill champion Gee Atherton. “For me, as a rider, it’s exciting to be part of something like this – it’s a chance to help progress and grow our sport.”

Here’s the official trailer…

And a very cool extract from the finished film here.

UK tour dates

Now you have some idea what the new film is all about, here’s the all-important cinema dates so you can catch it at a cinema near you.

GLASGOW Thursday 31st May 2012 GFT, 12 Rose Street 0141 332 6535
www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre

PEEBLES Thursday 31st May 2012 Eastgate Theatre, Eastgate 01721 725 777
www.eastgatearts.com

EDINBURGH Monday 11th June 2012 Cameo Cinema, 38 Home Street,
Edinburgh 0871 902 5723
www.picturehouses.co.uk

ABERDEEN Tuesday 12th June 2012 Belmont Cinema, 49 Belmont St
0871 902 5721 www.picturehouses.co.uk

LEEDS Friday 15th June 2012 Hyde Park Picturehouse, 73 Brudenell Road,
Leeds 0113 275 2045 www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk

SHEFFIELD Tuesday 19th June 2012 Showroom, 7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield
0114 275 7727
www.showroomworkstation.org.uk

PENRITH Date TBC
www.rheged.com Rheged IMAX Cinema, Redhills, Penrith 01768 868 000

Tickets for all the venues (with the exception of the Rheged screening) are on sale from this week onwards. The tour and the previous sell out film tours has only been made possible thanks to the continued generosity and support of the following businesses and people within the bike trade.

For everyone who catches the tour in the cinema, they will enjoy not only the opportunity to see “Strength in Numbers ” in the big screen in all it’s Blu Ray HD glory but also get to watch “The Dudes of Hazzard” from homegrown rippers Jo Barnes, Liam Moynihan and Fergus Lamb, best known from their work with www.mtbcut.tv on the MOJO trail diaries and “The Dudes of Hazard” online films, in their inaugural big screen outing.

www.anthillfilms.com

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