Cycling is not one of the hardest (if not the hardest) and the most beautiful sports in the world, but it also offers great scenes and stories for films. Here are some of the best cycling movies – great films about cycling and cycling races.
A beautiful piece named “Bicicletas” (Bicycles) by Chilean guitarist and composer Horacio Salinas. From the album Música para cine Vol. 1 (Music for Cinema Vol. 1).
A very beautiful photo by the German-American portrait and documentary photographer Evelyn Hofer (January 21, 1922 – November 2, 2009): Girl with Bicycle, Dublin, 1966.
“Le Ride” is a cycling documentary, which follows two cyclists, Phil Keoghan (also the director of the film) and his friend Ben Cornell as they attempt to recreate the original route of the 1928 Tour de France. Averaging 240 km a day for 26 days, Phil and Ben traverse both the unforgiving mountains of the …
This is the story of the last record attempt of Giuliano Calore, a racing cyclist, world champion of extreme cycling, holder of 13 records, and won 98 medals. He was born in Padova (north-east Italy) in 1938. The movie is titled “48 Tornanti di Notte” (48 Hairpin Bends at Night) tells about his most impressive …
Another amazing video by the Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill titled “Cascadia”. He rides his bike across the rooftops of the picturesque Gran Canaria. The video is shot by the HERO4® camera from GoPro.
Beautiful, wonderful, amazing… You should see this. “The Ridge” is a brand new film by Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill. For the first time in one of his films, Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along …
Famous Turkish Jazz musician and keen cyclist Yahya Dai (a friend of mine) composed a song for the Tour de France 2014 winner Vincenzo Nibali and performed it with his daughter Damla. Enjoy.
Today’s historic photo of the day: well, it’s actually not a photo of a cyclist, just a photo of a magazine – 11 August 1960 edition of “The Adventures of Tintin”. “Il Campionissimo” Fausto Coppi was on the cover of the magazine. Fausto Coppi was not alive when the magazine was published.
Today’s historic photo of the day: Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali smoking cigars in “Totò al Giro d’Italia” (Totò in Giro d’Italia), a 1948 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Totò.