Dutch ‘Why We Cycle’ film to screen around Ireland

— Screening are free but booking required for most events.

Dutch documentary ‘Why We Cycle’ is getting its Dublin premiere this Monday June 11, Maynooth on Tuesday June 12, and in Limerick, Sligo and Dungarvan on Thursday June 14.

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“It is not a film about policy and strategy. Instead, it is more of a manifesto, showing people why they should want to aspire a cycling society,” said Marco te Brömmelstroet (aka Cycling Professor), a producer of the documentary, when interviewed by Carlton Reid of bikebiz.com.

Brömmelstroet said the film should help advocates to “know what to ask from your politicians and why you should start fighting for such a future.”

All are free screenings organisation by the Dublin, Maynooth, Limerick, Sligo, and Waterford cycle campaigns, respectively, as part of Bike Week. The film is 57mins long.

The Dublin showing — also supported by Dublin City Council — is to take place in the council’s Wood Quay Venue at 7pm on Monday evening. Free tickets for Dublin can be found at eventbrite.ie.

In Maynooth it will be shown at the Glenroyal Hotel on Tuesday 12th June at 8pm. Contact maynoothcycling@gmail.com for details.

Limerick’s screening is on 7:30 pm on Thursday June 14 at the Fab Lab on Rutland Street. Support for the even is given by Limerick City and County Council. Free tickets can be found at eventbrite.ie.

The Sligo screening is to be shown at The Building Block on Bridge Street in the town on Thursday June 14 at 6pm. Free tickets can be found at eventbrite.ie.

While in Dungarvan, it will screen also on Thursday June 14 but with a starting time of 7.30pm at the SGC Cinema in Dungarvan. This funded by Waterford Council, hosted by Waterford Cycling Campaign. Free entry, bookings via eventbrite.ie

The film has previously been screened in Waterford, Cork and Tralee, Co Kerry by the Waterford, Cork and Kerry cycling campaigns, respectively, supported by Cyclist.ie, which secured the rights to a number of screenings in Ireland.


  1. Go see it if you can! This film posits a different potential societal future! We hope it will engender debate…..and ultimately greater action!

    There is covered bike parking on Fishamble st at Civic Offices for Dublin screening.


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