Bringing together the best cycling short films from around the world


The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission- bringing the best cycling short films from around the world together for you.

Showcasing our 2022 collection that has everything a cycle-centric audience could want – action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is unashamedly and utterly, utterly, utterly designed and devised for the two-wheel devotee!

This year’s treasure chest of films includes one rider’s colourful adventure through dramatic landscapes to the illumination of hot air balloons; a small School’s ambitious plan to create a sustainable way to increase students Hauora (a Māori philosophy of health and well-being).

Three friends mission to the centre of South America on a treacherous 2500-kilometre bike and raft trip; a camp designed for female athletes to ride together and progress together; a group of young rowdies expressing their individuality through uni-cycling; a bicycle that is transformed into a work of art; a trail builders’ creative expression coming to life before your very eyes; AND one man’s journey from India to Germany on a tandem bike, who on his way picks up strangers to inform them about modern day slavery; ALL in the mix!!

These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bikes; with stories that captivate us, stories that make us think, and most importantly of all inspiring us to get out and ride. All celebrate the fun, adventure, and joy that cycling enables.

So…listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON… grab your bike and come along for the ride!!

The Big Bike Film Night’s foundation began in 2015 as a passion project to help restore and return a vandalised 3 metre Giant Bike Statue Brett Cotter’s home town of Taupō, New Zealand.

In celebrating the fun, the adventure, and the inspiration that cycling enables the genesis of the Big Bike Film Night was born and it was an enormous success helping raise funds for the statue’s restoration.

From these humble beginnings, an opportunity to start this as a business began. 

The 2022 collection, the programme contains 12 films that are as varied and diverse as you could ever hope for the humble bike is the unifying factor throughout. 

Each year it is a privilege and an enormous thrill finding these films revolving around the bicycle that speak to us about determination, hope, passion, courage, overcoming challenges and at the heart of it offer quirky, uplifting, adventurous powerful narratives.

Then assembling them into an inspiring collection worthy of being heralded as “the best cycling short films from around the world”. 

The power of storytelling is again at the forefront of what The Big Bike Film Night offers, and these stories are sought specifically to delight our two-wheel devotees, whatever they ride. 

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