Friday 1st October marked the return of Cote D’Azur to the velodrome in Manchester for a private screening to those who contributed. The film was fantastically received and we witnessed the same moment through out the screening as at the end of the film. The velodrome track is always in use, including the screening and watching the film while people whizzed passed was a surreal experience.
I’m really proud to have worked with these cyclists and grateful for the generosity and time given to us from the velodrome and North West Film Archive.
During our time at the velodrome we realised quickly it really is a special place for so many people; school kids to veterans, women and young hopefuls, the velodrome is a place for dreams and a place for community.
- The bike podcast: Rickshaws and velodromes (guardian.co.uk)
- Detroit’s “Mower Gang” reclaims a velodrome (makezine.com)
- Manchester ‘our role model’ says Olympics boss Lord Coe (menmedia.co.uk)
- Herne Hill revival would be perfect legacy of the 1948 Austerity Games | Richard Williams (guardian.co.uk)