November 4th, 2009
http://www.vimeo.com/2333560The long awaited Break the Cycle DVD has just been released! For those of you who don’t know, Break the Cycle film is a super chilled-out action sports documentary showing how ten of Irelands best downhill mountain bike riders use their bikes to break the cycle of every day life.
Break the Cycle gives an insight into the life of these Irish downhill mountainbikers, while also showing off the amazing scenery and trails Ireland has to offer. We have also teamed up with bands from Ireland and beyond to provide an amazing soundtrack, from the punk rock sounds of ‘Rigger’ to the chilled out vibes of ‘The Frames’.
The DVD is available for sale internationally directly through Break the Cycle web site, and should also be available at all good bike shops. If your local store doesn’t have it in stock ask them to get it in! X-treme video have took on European distribution so if you’re looking to stock BTC in your shop get on to them asap!
“Watch these guys rip at their local trails, which look mint by the way, it’ll have you’ll be booking a ferry for the emerald isle for next season in no time!!” descentworld.co.uk
“Breathtaking scenery and flat-out, technical riding that just makes you want to grab your bike” mbuk
“Great footage, great riding and a really fresh documentary style. Definitely worthy of a place in your DVD collection” wideopenmag.co.uk
See what others have said about Break the Cycle film at Pink Bike
October 8th, 2009
The world premier of Irish downhill mountain bike film ‘Break the Cycle’ is to be held at Movie House
Cinema, Dublin Road, Belfast, on the 6th November 2009 at 6.30pm. The red carpet will be out, and Irelands best downhill mountain bikers in attendance. This will definitely will be one of the off-season highlights of the 2009 mountain bike scene so make sure you put a note in your diary. Some of Irelands top musicians who contributed to the soundtrack will also be in attendance.
For those of you who want to continue the buzz after the screening, hip Belfast restaurant/bar AM:PM will be hosting an after party event with courtesy hot tapas and DJ.
Everyone is welcome so whether you are a veteran to the race scene, or want to see what the sport is all about, or just want to have a good night out get cracking and book your ticket now. RedBull will be there to welcome you with free product sampling at reception. There are only 320 seats available so make sure you book early on this website to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £10 for over 16 and £5 for under 16.
Friday 6th November 2009
Redbull Reception at Movie House Cinema 18:30-19:30
Screening: 19:30pm sharp
Movie House Cinema
14-16 Dublin Road
Belfast BT2 7HN
Upper Arthur Street
Dress Code: Black Tie / Dress to impress
***UPDATE***: I have just confirmed that Mountain Bike legend Glyn O’Brien will be bringing a bus load of the Newry gang to Belfast for the premier and they are all Tuxing it up, so this is now a Black Tie Event! Dress code is optional of course, but it is highly recommend you go with the flow for a night that will go down in history of the Irish downhill scene.
August 8th, 2009
Well, BTC has been edited, colour corrected, and the DVD cover artwork has just been finished off today! A few deals are to be made with distributers, then all of you should be able to get your hands on a copy either through this website, or at your local bike shop soon! European release is expected first, then other parts of the world to follow.
A world premier in Ireland is also in the works, with world tour packages also planned for people who want to hold their own screening events.
Other news… BTC Director Andy Yoong made an amazing return back to the race scene in the Masters category taking a Gold at the 2009 Irish National Champs and Bronze at the Masters Worlds. Glyn O’Brien has just returned home from the World Police and Firefighter games taking the Gold medal in both Dual Slalom and Downhill. International pro Ben Reid took first place in Irish Championships in Elite, with Colin Ross coming in at a close second. 2009 European Champion Meave Baxter took first place in the women’s category for the third year running. She has also just won a Silver at the Masters Worlds in France!
Keep your eyes peeled to the website over the next few weeks for news on release dates!
August 6th, 2009
Thanks to everyone who provided us with music for the film. Here is a full list below of the Artists and their tracks we have used in the final edit. (Album’s in brackets if applicable)
• Rent Day Blues (Set List)
• Mighty Sword (For The Birds)
• Santa Maria (For The Birds)
• In The Deep Shade (For The Birds)
Black Ball Fighter:
• Dragon’s Fire
• Brassneck (Ergonomics)
• Don’t Know Why (Ergonomics)
• Crazyman (Gypsy Trip)
• Fever (Gypsy Trip)
Chris Colepaugh And The Cosmic Crew:
• Spotless Mind (in your backyard…)
• California Mountain (in your backyard…)
• Coffee Shop (in your backyard…)
• Where we wanna be
• Monument (Monument
• Lifter, on (Monument)
• Blue Mirror Boy (Exit Here)
• Disco (Alpha Arcadia)
June 9th, 2009
The Calgary Freeride Mountainbike film festival is taking place this year on 10th – 11th June. The film festival will screen four of this years hottest releases including a pre-release version of Break the Cycle. Other films include Barred for Life, Freedom Riders, and Clay Porter’s Tipping Point.
Half of the profits from the film festival will go towards the Right to Play charity, selected by the event organiser Andrel Reid. Tickets are $10 at The Bike Shop and Ridleys, or $12 at the door.
Doors open at 6:30 and the movies start at 7:00 p.m.
Tons of amazing doorprizes, great cinematography, and amazing soundtracks.
For the rest of you who can’t attend, work on the full version of the film is coming on well, so hopefully you won’t have to wait too much longer to see it! The sections put together so far look amazing and will definitely help raise the profile of the sport in Ireland. Make sure you have subscribed on this site to be informed of release dates.