No idea. But Ross McG in the Metro has put together a 14 of the best this week because he heard about the possible Lance Armstrong movie coming soon.
I know it has been done before, but I really enjoyed his list.
I’m not to steal his thunder because all the Youtubes are up on the Metro site here but I’d like to prompt the debate. Somehow I want to add most of his clips to my video library.
Likes? Well his number 1 was one of the first clips I put in my cycling video library, so it has to be my winner too.
Jason Statham on a BMX bike was surprisingly fun even if I wouldn’t watch a Jason Statham movie if you paid me. I was more interested in considering who did the stunts – was it one of the top trials riders?
Strangest clip? “A Scanner Darkly” was a new one on me. Cartoon cluelessness about cycling channeled by Woody Harrelson and Robert Downey Jr. What were they on?
And finally a special mention for a very special clip.
I do a lot of public speaking about cycling and I have a fond place in my repertoire for Stephen Spielberg. When you give someone a bicycle for the very first time you give them wings, you give them the nearest feeling to flight that many of us will ever have.
It takes a great storyteller to capture that. When I want to inspire an audience I remind them that the moment that Elliot takes flight on his bike in ET is the closest anyone has ever got to filming to the moment we first rode a bike. That is precious, that is the gift we bring to the world. We make people fly.
So that is the one clip I will play today.
Loving this! But shame no Alex Rider in Stormbreaker – breathtaking stunts.
I have to check with my Alex Rider consultant about that one. he will know.
my favorite cycling movie is “Breaking Away”
I think this chap overloaded on BMX a bit, missing Breaking Away was an obvious one, and “Belville Rendezvous”
I will check out that one. Thanks