Cycle cinema pedals to success

Gazette: Outdoor cinema screening powered by people on bikes, on New Year's Day at King George V field, Wivenhoe. Sarah Haydar and Faiza, Lee Ashcroft and Chris Ellis. Outdoor cinema screening powered by people on bikes, on New Year's Day at King George V field, Wivenhoe. Sarah Haydar and Faiza, Lee Ashcroft and Chris Ellis.

PEDAL-POWER lighted the way for outdoor cinema-goers in Wivenhoe.

Organised by Transition Town Wivenhoe (TTW) a screening of Chasing Ice was held on the King George V playing field on New Year’s Day.

Volunteers pedalling through-out the film kept the bicycle-powered cinema running, allowing dozens of people to enjoy a documentary following three years of life on the Arctic ice through thick and thin.

Jo Wheatley, one of the organisers, said: "The film is incredible and seeing it on the big screen made it so much better. People were sat watching it wrapped in blankets and added to the atmosphere."

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10:31pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Boris says...

What is the matter with the Gazette? Will Lodge writes "lighted the way"; buit normal people say "lit the way".
Anyway, well done the volunteers. An outdoor screening in early January was clearly a challenge for the viewers as well as for the calorie-burners.
What is the matter with the Gazette? Will Lodge writes "lighted the way"; buit normal people say "lit the way". Anyway, well done the volunteers. An outdoor screening in early January was clearly a challenge for the viewers as well as for the calorie-burners. Boris
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6:37pm Mon 14 Jan 13

k.j.neilson@talk21.com says...

What a good idea. Can it be adapted to be used in gyms - if the millions of hours people spend on exercise bikes, treadmills etc could be used to produce electricity it would make a real difference to carbon emissions.
What a good idea. Can it be adapted to be used in gyms - if the millions of hours people spend on exercise bikes, treadmills etc could be used to produce electricity it would make a real difference to carbon emissions. k.j.neilson@talk21.com
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