Isle of Wight Cycling Festival 2013 Cycle Cinema at Seaclose Park, powered by cyclists. From right, Claire Alchin with Richard Clark behind. Picture by Robin Crossley.
CYCLISTS kept the film spools rolling at an outdoor Cycle Cinema at the weekend.
Around a dozen cyclists took to the saddle to generate clean green energy to power the Cycle Cinema, which screened ET the Extra-Terrestrial to an audience of around 100 at Seaclose Park, Newport, on Saturday.
Fittingly, the film featurs an iconic scene when ET helps the children escape from government agents by powering a bicycle into the moonlit sky.
Cinema-goers were encouraged to bring along their own bicycles which were placed in a stand which captured the power generated as they pedalled. There was no stored energy so if the pedals stopped, so did the film.
For more on the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival please see the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, October 4.