This is a short documentary film about The Bristol Bike Project. Set up in December 2008 by James Lucas and Colin Fan, the project aims to provide free bicycles to underprivileged groups that would not otherwise have the opportunity to own a bicycle.

The film tells the story of the project from the perspective of two people applying for political asylum to stay in the UK, one of them from Somalia and the other from Afghanistan. In this way the film attempts to draw together the different elements that the Bike Project represents : namely cycling, recycling and giving help to disadvantaged and marginalised members of society, in this case political asylum seekers.

The film has now been translated into fourteen different languages.

For more information about The Bristol Bike Project go to and/or the

camera / sound / visual effects : david neal

editor : stephanie tasker

sound design : james lucas

director / producer : alistair oldham

To see more of steph's editing work go to :

For more information about the film, contact alistair :


International Bike Video Festival, Bochum, Germany (Nov 09) Award Winner

Sheffield Documentary Festival, Videotheque(Nov 09)

Oneworld International Documentary Festival, Prague (Feb 10)

10th New York Bike Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives (July 10)

Refuge in Film Festival, BFI London (July 10)

Cedar Cultural Centre, Minneapolis (July 10)

Gala Theatre, Washington DC (July 10)

National Film Board of Canada , Montreal (Aug 10)

Cyclescreen , Watershed, Bristol (Aug 10)

London Bike Film Festival, The Barbican (October 10)

El Ojo Cojo Festival, Madrid (October 10)

Royal Theatre, Toronto (August 10 )

Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, Northern Arizona(October 10)

The Times Cinema, Milwaukee (August 10)

Starz Film Centre, Denver (September 10)

Downtown Independent Theatre, Los Angeles (September 10 )

Dokument 8 Human Rights Documentary Festival,Glasgow (October 10)

Netwerk Centre for Contemporary Art,Aalst,Belgium(September 10)

Boston Bike Film Festival, USA (October 10)

Vienna Bike Film Festival (October 10)

Salt Lake City Bike Film Festival, USA (October 10)

Teatro Cinearte, Lisbon, Portugal (October 10)

Kunsthalle, Seoul, Korea (October 10)

La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy (October 10)

Seattle Bike Film Festival, USA (October 10)

Kinkero Film Theatre, Tokyo (October 10)

Unchosen Film Festival, Colston Hall, Bristol (Oct 10)

Victoria Theatre, San Francisco (Nov 10)

Super!Alright!, Austin, Texas (Dec 10)

Kranhalle, Feierwerk, Munich, Germany (Dec 10)

Portland Bike Film Festival, Oregon (Jan 11)

SEE Documentary Festival, Brighton (Feb 11)

Chicago Bike Film Festival, Chicago (Feb 11)

Cinestrat Documentary Festival, Alicante, Spain (June 11)
Award Winner

Ekotop Festival of Sustainability in Film, Slovakia
(October 11)


One World for Schools, Czech Republic (March 10)

Why Else, Civic participation programme, Czech Republic (March 10)

The above programmes involved the film being screened to approx 15,000 sixth formers in the Czech Republic.

Bristol Refugee Centre (March 10)

Documentary Edge Archive, Auckland, New Zealand

Watch and Change Documentary Archive, Estonia

Galway University, Northern Ireland

University of Bedfordshire, Luton

Keele University

Act Now Workshops, University of Hawaii (June 10)

Migrants Rights Centre Launch, UWE Bristol (Dec 10)

PLACE Sustainability Screening / Lecture Series, UWE Bristol (Nov 10)

People In Need Youth Distribution Network, Slovakia (Dec 10)

Cycle in Cinema, Artlands, Gravesend, Kent (June 11)

OneWorld for Schools, Romania (August 11)

People In Need Youth Distribution Network, Georgia (August 11)

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