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Strength in Numbers – Free Online Premiere

Anthill’s much anticipated new film ‘Strength in Numbers’ will be free to watch online tonight at 8pm tonight! And if you fancy seeing it on a big screen then we also have two such tickets to give away…

You can watch it on either the Red Bull website here or here, or Trek will also be streaming it here

Is it worth staying in on a lovely summer’s evening for? Judging by the trailer below, quite possibly.

If you can’t make the 8pm kick off time then don’t worry because for a limited time at least you’ll still be able to catch it on the Red Bull site.

And if you completely miss it, or just want to get the full blown cinematic experience then there’s also going to be a UK cinema tour (well at the moment it’s more of a Scotland and North tour). The press release for this is below, but the first person to solve the following equation (strength in numbers after all) will win two tickets to a screening of their choice. And no show off’s please, only give an answer in the comments section if you will use the tickets.

Here’s the press release…

“Strength in Numbers” – UK cinema tour dates announced

Dates have been announced for the UK cinema tour of “Strength in Numbers”, the eagerly awaited new mountain bike film from Anthill Films, the guys behind The Collective series of films, Follow Me and From the Inside Out.

“Strength in Numbers” is a new mountain bike documentary that explores mountain bike culture through the experiences of the world’s best riders. Anthill Films have created a film, which will change the way the world sees mountain biking, both on and off the screen. Presented by Shimano and Trek, Strength in Numbers combines progressive action and beautiful cinematography with compelling stories to show how the many different sides of mountain biking are all connected.  The film-makers, who brought you ‘The Collective’, ‘Roam’, ‘Seasons’ and ‘Follow Me’, traveled the globe to find communities that represented the many sides of the sport, with film shoots in British Columbia, Nepal, Scotland, Austria, Switzerland, California, Utah and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

Strength in Numbers features a diverse selection of riders with some of the biggest names in the sport, including: Andrew Shandro, Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Gee Atherton, Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, Rene Wildhaber, Thomas Vanderham and Wade Simmons.  The cast consists of a mix of established pros, up and comers and local riders, with Anthony Messere, Adam Billinghurst, Rachel Atherton, Ryan Howard and Steve Smith also appearing in the film. “It’s been a long time coming and I can’t wait to see what the Anthill boys have put together”, says world cup downhill champion Gee Atherton. “For me, as a rider, it’s exciting to be part of something like this – it’s a chance to help progress and grow our sport.”

To coincide with the release of the film on DVD, Blu Ray and iTunes on a limited cinema release of the film is planned for theUK. A number of dates have already been confirmed with more expected to follow.

For everyone who catches the tour in the cinema, they will enjoy not only the opportunity to see “Strength in Numbers ” in the big screen in all it’s Blu Ray HD glory but also get to watch “The Dudes of Hazzard” from homegrown rippers Jo Barnes, Liam Moynihan and Fergus Lamb, best known from their work with mtbcut on the MOJO trail diaries and “The Dudes of Hazard” online films, in their inaugural big screen outing.

Following the boys on their European road trip adventures last summer, “The Dudes of Hazzard” is an irreverent and funny take on the mountain bike film chronicling their madcap attempts to race, ride, film and have fun on the way. Following on from it’s sell out world premiere in February, the tour will be the only chance to see the film on the big screen.

TOUR DATES

The tour kicks off with a double premiere night in GLASGOW at the GFT on THURSDAY 31ST MAY 2012 at 8.30pm and in Peebles at the Eastgate Centre as part of the Tweedlove Festival before doing a limited tour of venues across the UK.

Dates and locations already confirmed are as follows:-

GLASGOW   Thursday 31st May 2012 GFT, 12 Rose Street, 0141 332 6535 www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre

PEEBLES  Thursday 31st May 2012  Eastgate Theatre, Eastgate, 01721 725 777 www.eastgatearts.com

EDINBURGH Monday 11th June 2012  Cameo Cinema,  38 Home Street, Edinburgh  0871 902 5723 www.picturehouses.co.uk

ABERDEEN Tuesday 12th June 2012 Belmont Cinema,49 Belmont St, 0871 902 5721 www.picturehouses.co.uk

LEEDS   Friday 15th June 2012 Hyde Park Picturehouse, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, 0113 275 204 www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk

SHEFFIELD   Tuesday 19th June 2012   Showroom, 7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield  0114 275 7727 www.showroomworkstation.org.uk

PENRITH    Date TBC     Rheged IMAX Cinema, Redhills, Penrith   01768 868 000 www.rheged.com

Tickets for all the venues (with the exception of the Rheged screening) are on sale from this week onwards.

The tour and the previous sell out film tours has only been made possible thanks to the continued generosity and support of the following businesses and people within the bike trade.

Carl at www.bikelove.co.uk for theGlasgow screening

Andy, Keith and the team at www.bike-treks.co.uk

As well as all the local independent bike shops, cycle clubs and theUKbike press who have generously displayed posters and posted on line links.

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