We were delighted to welcome Elly Blue, author of Bikenomics: How bicycling can save the economy, and Joe Biel, publisher and film-maker, to Manchester to help us kickstart September with this 90 minute video and discussion programme featuring their short documentary films about people and communities who are using bicycles for social justice. Their catalogue of documentary films explored the journeys of a range of activists, advocates and political leaders and highlighted the need to have all three, working together, to build a true cycling city. A diverse range of stories including a single mum who is arrested for riding to work, a community working together to create a bike shop, a masked superhero who takes to the streets of Mexico City, and more.
In between films Elly and Joe facilitated a discussion about issues of class, race, gender, economics, and cycling.
The event was kindly hosted by Popup Bikes.