Chasing The Sun is the new film from 2x BAFTA-winning director Michael B.Clifford.

In 1973 a professor in a little known American university set out to discover the most energy efficient creature on earth: turns out, it’s a human being on a bicycle! The experiment has since entered into legend and is now more relevant than ever before. We explore extraordinary personal stories of ordinary cyclists chasing the sun, revealing the power of the humble bicycle to transform lives and help save the planet.

The film features contributions from broadcaster and ITV’s voice of the Tour de France Ned Boulting, author and blogger Jools Walker, Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Richard Long and 4x Mountain Bike World Champion Tracy Moseley.

Look out for a host of local cycling champions including Chase The Sun Founder Olly Moore and academic and cycling campaigner Dr Emma Street.

There are two screenings of Chasing The Sun at 4pm and 7pm.

Schedule of the day:
2pm Join our bike bus into town (details above via downloadable PDF)
3pm ARC cycle festival
4pm Chasing the Sun FILM screening + Q&A Panel
4pm-5:30pm Kids Cycle craft workshops
6pm Kate Stables Acoustic set (This is the Kit)
7pm Chasing the Sun FILM screening + Q&A Panel

The ARC will be offering family-friendly activities before and during the matinee screening to enable everyone to enjoy the film. Child tickets valid for film OR activity workshop for ages 4-11 (under 7s with parent supervision). Children with tickets to the 4pm screening are permitted to watch the film with an adult, or alternatively attend the children's activities (during the 4pm screening only). (Please select seat(s) in the 4pm screening even if your child(ren) will instead be attending the kids’ activities. 

For information about the Bike Bus group rides from local neighbourhoods to the Arc - please see this guide to meet points, routes and timings: DOWNLOAD BIKE BUS PDF -

There will be also be Q&A sessions after both screenings with members of the film’s production team along with other special guests.


‘'Inspiring and joyful, a love letter to the humble bicycle and all who ride one.” 

James Spender, Cyclist Magazine

“Inspiring and very enjoyable! A pinch of astrophysics with a host of endearing characters.” 

Jeremy Vine, broadcaster and cycling champion



Event: Saturday 18 May 2024, 4pm & 7pm
Tickets: £10 adults, £5 children
Bar/cafe: open

  • Chasing the Sun Team
  • Chasing the Sun Young bikers

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