macrobert iRIDE welcomes the fastest man in the world to cycle the Pan American Highway and a great film about the life span of bicycles to Stirling next Wednesday.

Why are we telling you about something going on in Stirling? Well the fastest man in the world is from Edinburgh!
macrobert is continuing its series of film events inspired by two wheels, iRIDE, on Wednesday 27 April at 7pm with a screening of Life Cycles, the first film feature from filmmaker Ryan Gibb and multi-award-winning photographer Derek Frankowski and a talk from Edinburgh man, Scott Napier, the fastest man in the world to cycle the Pan American Highway from the top of Alaska to the foot of South America. With a free drink included in the ticket price of £12 cyclists, other outdoor enthusiasts and armchair travellers also have the chance to meet like-minded people in macrobert’s cafebar afterwards. Tickets can be booked at www.macrobert.org/iride, in person or by telephone at 01786 466666.

Life Cycles is a movie about a bike, discovering the journey from the very first stages of manufacturing until the final days. The first feature from filmmaker Ryan Gibb and multi-award-winning photographer Derek Frankowski was shot over a three-year period and combines stunning visuals, a strong narrative around the life of a bike and ground breaking cinematography. Featuring some of the most talented mountain bike riders in the world, including Graham Agassiz, Mike Hopkins, Matt Hunter, Cam McCaul, Riley McIntosh, Evan Schwartz, Brandon Semenuk and Thomas Vanderham, it was shot at the world’s finest locations and has taken both the industry and reviewers by storm.

Edinburgh-based Scott Napier broke the world record for cycling the length of the Americas in 2009. He will talk about his cycle adventure on the Pan American Highway: from the top of Alaska to the foot of South America from Deadhorse to Ushuaia. He rode unsupported for 14000 miles in 125 days breaking the record for the route by 15 days. Scott will take the audience on a trip with some good humour and a few snapshots, giving a flavour of what has possibly been the longest time trial in the world. Scott is currently training for an off road ride from Banff to Mexico, following the Rocky Mountains, and his previous trips have included cycling across Australia and generally hooning around in the Scottish mountains.