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Monday, June 29, 2015

Top 10 Cycling Movies

Below are 10 of the best cycling movies ever made (up to June 2015). I may update this list sometime in the future if new films come out or if I am made aware of other films. If you know of any cycling films that should be mentioned on this page, please add them in the comments section.

A Sunday in Hell - 1976

Breaking Away - 1979

American Flyers - 1985

[Note - See the trailer for American Flyers further below.]

2 Seconds - 1998

Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle - 2001

The Flying Scotsman - 2006

Phantom Pain - 2009

Premium Rush - 2012

The Armstrong Lie - 2013

Half the Road - 2014




For a more complete list of cycling films, see the list below:

Fictional Cycling Films

Bicycle Thieves - 1948
Jour de FĂȘte - 1949
Onna Keirin-o - 1956
One Got Fat - 1963
Slipstream - 1967
A Peasant on a Bicycle - 1974
A Sunday in Hell - 1976
Breaking Away - 1979
BMX Bandits - 1983
Pee-wee's Big Adventure - 1985
American Flyers - 1985
Quicksilver - 1986
Rad - 1986
On Time - 1987
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar - 1992
Boy and Bicycle - 1997
2 Seconds - 1998
The Amateur - 1999
Beijing Bicycle - 2001
Cyclomania - 2001
Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle - 2001
The Triplets of Belleville - 2003
Nasu: Summer in Andalusia - 2003
Island Etude - 2006
Clorophilla - 2006
The Flying Scotsman - 2006
Phantom Pain - 2009
The Kid with a Bike - 2011
Premium Rush - 2012
Wadjda - 2012
Allez, Eddy - 2012

Documentary Cycling Films

Vive le Tour - 1962
A Sunday in Hell - 1976
Bicycle Safety Camp - 1989
Road to Paris - 2001
Hell on Wheels - 2004
Klunkerz: A Film About Mountain Bikes - 2006
Pedaling to Freedom - 2007
Bicycle Dreams - 2009
Chasing Legends - 2010
With My Own Two Wheels - 2010
I Am - 2011
The Last Kilometer - 2012
A Winter of Cyclists - 2013
The Armstrong Lie - 2013
Half the Road - 2014

Memories of a Bicycle

What do you do with your old bicycle when you don't like it anymore?

Start with restoring it and then selling it! Give your old ride a rebirth and a new owner.

One of the things I love doing is restoring old bicycles - the older the better! So if you have an old bicycle and are too busy / unmotivated to fix it up, give it to me and I will fix it up and find it a new owner. [My contact info is on the upper right.]

Every old bicycle (regardless of age or how badly damaged it is) still has the potential for new life. In my experience some of the most gratifying restorations have been bicycles that were in really horrible shape, but a few new parts, a tune up and some new paint and that bicycle was gleaming like new and soon found itself a nice new owner.

Below is a lovely video of a bicycle, as told from the bicycle's perspective.


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