Let’s Go! A Film About Cycling, Community, and Climate Change
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We designed the VeloCommunities project with the goal of converting car drivers into cycle commuters, to positively affect the environment. The project involves cycle training, skills development, and a bike buddy scheme for Glasgow residents, amongst many other benefits.
The film was commissioned to celebrate that our cycling initiative is the 1,000th project funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund, which supports community-led organisations to address climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.
Over the last two years, playwright Lewis Hetherington and filmmaker Geraldine Heaney were commissioned to join the project, working in partnership with Creative Carbon Scotland. The artists were fully immersed into our welcoming charity, to learn about how we are tackling the global climate emergency through the promotion and celebration of cycling.
Lewis and Geraldine have worked with users of our services, and our volunteers and staff. Alongside engagement activities, two films have been produced exploring how cycling can help to build community, create a better and more sustainable Glasgow, and contribute to Scotland’s efforts to tackle the global climate emergency.
You can watch the first film below:
It was a real pleasure working with the artists; and we are delighted not only with the end result, but the whole process of capturing and celebrating our amazing project.
Lewis said, of working with us:
“It’s been hugely eye-opening and invigorating being part of the VeloCommunities project whilst making this film along with Geraldine. To see the openness, generosity and energy of the organisation has changed the way I think about cycling, and climate change. On a global level it has sharpened my awareness of the scale and urgency of change that is required, but also reminded me of how beautiful that new world could be, where people are happier, healthier, and more connected to each other and to the natural world.”
We hope that you enjoy the film, and that we might inspire you to think about cycling for the environment!