Half The Road Film Screening

BY IN Exercise Institute News On April 4, 2014

Starring our adopted local Emma Pooley, and numerous world champions – HALF THE ROAD is a documentary film that explores the world of women’s professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female riders face in a male dominated sport.

It gives a real insight into professional racing, from a female perspective. Some of the most talented riders I have coached have been female. Their ability to articulate thoughts and feelings enables for a very rewarding coach-athlete relationship. Bring on women’s professional sport!*

6.30 pm Monday 19th May 2014 at The Windsor Cinema (see flyer below for more details). Tickets need to be prepurchased HERE by 17th May (or until sold out).

With footage from some of the world’s best UCI races to interviews with Olympians, World Champions, rookies, coaches, managers, officials, doctors and family members, HALF …THE ROAD offers a unique insight to the drive, dedication, and passion it takes for a female cyclist to thrive. Both on and off the bike, the voices and advocates of women’s pro cycling take the audience on a journey of enlightenment, depth, strength, love, humor and best of all, change & growth.

In addition to the international race footage and athlete interviews, the film also follows director/athlete Kathryn Bertine’s quest to make the 2012 Olympics during her first year racing professionally for Team Colavita. Bertine, a three-time national champion of St. Kitts and Nevis, explores the issues faced when smaller nations try to make strides in a sport that has no history of tradition or support within their culture. The title HALF THE ROAD comes from a segment of the film where the president of a small cycling federation quotes the old adage, “Women hold up half the sky” in reference to equality. Our documentary explores the idea that, If women hold up half the sky, then the women’s peloton deserves ‘half the road’ of opportunity, growth, support & equality within professional cycling.

*Please note Funding from licensing goes straight back to the promoters and film producers who are female athletes. The greater viewing potential of this movie the more money through licensing will be made for female professionals. So get a few friends together, male or female, and come along!



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