Herne Hill Velodrome Cycling Film Night
A free evening of cycling and film, south London
(Photos ©urban75, 17th April 2011)
A free evening event was put on at the Herne Hill Velodrome, with the classic cycling movie 'Belleville Rendez-vous' being shown on a bike-powered screen and PA.
A fairly sizeable crowd turned up, with visitors able to scoot around the racing track on their own bikes for a couple of hours before the film. We had a great time!
Entrance to the Velodrome.
It was a heap of fun hurtling the track around on my Dahon folding bike, although its small wheels caused problems with the pedals scraping against the elevated banks when I tried to give it some speed!
Hence, my top speed was restricted to a rather feeble 25mph but that didn't stop it being a rather exhilarating experience.
On the track.
The old Victorian grandstand, now boarded up and apparently heading for demolition.
Texting while you pedal around the velodrome is not big or clever!
Getting ready for the movie. This device measured the output of the pedalling cyclists and we were instructed to keep it above 14.30 when the film started.
The rollers used to
generate the power for the projector.
I did a turn on the power-generating bike. Here's the view from the (uncomfortable) saddle.
The screen in action with more pedal-powerers to the left.
There was a big crowd to watch the main feature.
The empty track.
The Moon rises behind the spectator stand.
A last view of the cyclists powering the screen.
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