Browsing Month »July, 2007«

Big Chill By Bike

July 28, 2007

The MRCC are planning a UK tour in the summer if 2008, where the cinema will not only be powered by bikes, but transported by them too. Eight members of the MRCC are undertaking the 140 mile journey from Cambridge to the Malvern hills in three days as a little test trip, to see if […]

And we’re off, almost…

July 26, 2007

The last night before we set off to The Big Chill on our bikes. We’ve given ourselves three days for the journey, so it should be easy going, unless we get caught in floods / typhoons / a sudden ice age. Eight of us are biking and the rest of our 42 crew and 20 […]

More Workshop Action

July 25, 2007

The last few days before we head off on our bikes… and as expected, a last minute mad dash to make sure everything’s up and running… Felix welding the last stand… Lots of lots of motors… And skate wheels! A bike power station with built in 700W sound system. You don’t see that too often. […]

Usherette costumes on the Way!

July 19, 2007

Don’t you worry… we didn’t forget about the surreal 50s circus madness that we promised! After hours of meetings, brainstorming sessions and plenty of discussions… the ideas about the costume looks have been solidified. The sewing girls have been working hard to deliver and it’s time to bring them to light. We’re combining the 50s […]

Command Console

July 18, 2007

It’s been a few days since our last post. Not because there’s nothing to write about, in fact there’s too much to write about, we’re just all too damn busy doing it, to get round to writing about it! So here’s a few pictures instead. Hauling new kit around in trailers… Andy gives the ‘death […]

Bicycology Bikeride starts tomorrow

July 13, 2007

The Bicycology Bikeride 2007 is starting this Saturday. From Aylesbury to Exeter via Bristol stopping along the way to hold events to celebrate everything bike and talk to people about climate change and other environmental issues. At their events there will be things for all ages to do, for the terrified-of-two-wheels or car-addicted, to the […]

10 Bikes & 9.5 Stands

July 12, 2007

The workshop is becoming a busy sweaty place as we’re full steam ahead to get to our 10 bikes, 10 power generators (and spares) target. Felix showing his colours by fighting off an illness to get messy with the welder, managing to knock out four stands in two days. Shaun and George on the bikes, […]

8 Bikes & 6.5 Stands

July 10, 2007

Another busy day in the workshop and we’re up to 8 (touring) bikes, 2 single speeds, a pirate trike and 6.5 bike power stands completed. Meanwhile other agents are building control boxes, sourcing amps, looking into speaker box design, blowing up wheels, buying washers and working out what material to buy for the usherettes dresses… […]

B.I.K.E. Screening at Big Chill

July 8, 2007

The Magnificent Revolutionary Cycling Cinema is pleased to announce the UK premier outside London of the compelling feature documentary B.I.K.E. in the cycle powered cinema on The Big Chill Arts Trail. Here’s what the B.I.K.E. crew have to say about their film… “Driven by anti-materialism and a belief that the impending apocalypse will render cars […]

Projector Testing

July 5, 2007

So Jason returns to the workshop, armed with five projectors (3 different models), a screen, cables and other nifty testing kit. Jason can only be described as a very nice man who seems to know a hell of a lot of projectors, cinemas, audio systems and other whack kit. Yet another handy person to have […]

Our First Bike Powered Gig

July 2, 2007

It’s our first public test of the equipment and we haul three bikes and some of the kit the long distance down from the workshop into the back room of The Portland Arms, ready for our first gig. The bikes take a while to set up, but with practice it can only get easier. Sound […]

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