Across the last couple of years I’ve taken more of an interest and involvement in documentaries. Changing Gears was a 20-minute short film made with a team of people during 2013.
My own round-the-world cycle caught the interest of some broadcasters and so I feature quite heavily in the film – but its creation was very much a team effort. The real stars of the show are the five young Londoners who rode 60 miles from London to Brighton. Each from very different backgrounds but with a shared love of bicycles, Changing Gears was an effort at showing the transformative potential of bicycles in bringing down social barriers.
The film is to get a broadcast premiere on London television in February 2014. It has already been entered into a number of film festivals and will hopefully lay the foundations for future projects exploring similar themes.