For our September film we are delving into the muddy world of cyclocross. Who cannot remember the pure unadulterated joy of riding through a muddy puddle as a child, whooping with joy as mud splattered your face? Well the cyclocross world has taken this feeling and bottled it riding laps of muddy fields during the winter, although there seems to be quite a bit a pain involved to me as it’s searingly tough.
For The Love Of Mud explores this world in all it’s forms from the tens of thousands who flock to the superprestige races in Belgium where the likes of Sven Nys are superstars to the northern British fields where happy amateurs do battle. The genre originally started so that road riders could continue to keep fit and race over the winter in the off season but has now developed into a fast growing sport loved by racers and fans alike.
Benedict Campbell spent two years making the Love of Mud providing a beautiful history and narrative on the “religion” of cyclocross.
Date: Monday 19 July at 7pm
Venue: The Reliance, 76-78 North Street, Leeds, LS2 7PN
Cost: £6 in advance (tickets can be bought via the eventbrite link opposite)