“The Grey Escape” is an uplifting film about a group of Danish elderly people who go on a 250-mile road trip by bicycle from Denmark to Norway to deliver rickshaws to their elderly Norwegian neighbors.
Reading this report of air quality data censorship in New Dehli reminded me to look into the status of bike culture in the popular culture of the subcontinent. To wit, what has Bollywood done with bicycles, lately?
When I came across this video I thought “Cool, Bollywood does hipster bike music videos now.” The cast seems a little more diverse than is typical for South Asian popular media, and no bikes appear until after a full minute into this video.
“Man demonstrates small camera for taking secret pictures from a bicycle basket.”
From the British Pathé collection, which has dozens of historical films featuring bike, among the tens of thousands on every topic imaginable.
Social media has exploded with discussion of this Japanese anime short about high school student Hinako and her attempts to beat her classmate Takano to the top of the hill. Sir Bradley Wiggins shows up to magically transform utilitarian but clunky mamachari into a sleek racing machine.