A unique Cycle Cinema screening of Frozen proved to be the ‘coolest’ start to the Christmas season for a sell-out family audience at Bridgwater Town Hall last Thursday (4 December).
Over 220 devoted fans of the Disney film came and many even dressed as their favourite characters.
The film was shown as part of The Bridgwater Way Project, an initiative funded by the Department for Transport aimed at transforming travel around the town, making it easier and safer to walk and cycle.
Audience members took turns powering the sing-along screening of the film on bikes provided by Electric Pedals.
People attending the event were also encouraged to arrive on foot or by cycling and to send a “cycle cinema selfie” to earn a free helping of popcorn to enjoy during the film. Dr Bike was also on hand ready to provide some TLC for any bikes needing a bit of a service.
Cllr Harvey Siggs, Member for Highways and Transport, said: “This was a really inventive way of showing people how much fun cycling can be and I hope everyone makes it their New Year’s Resolution to walk and cycle more and really enjoy the Bridgwater Way initiative.”
The screening of Frozen is the penultimate event in a series of fun and free activities that has included everything from spooky Halloween Walks to festivals and quirky bike rides to sociable walks. The last event of the project is Neon themed Cycling and Walking event planned for March of next year.
The Bridgwater Way project is being delivered through a partnership of Somerset County Council, Sustrans and Sedgemoor District Council.
Notes to editors
The Bridgwater Way is a £4 million project, being led by Somerset County Council in partnership with Sustrans and Sedgemoor District Council. Funding has come from the Department of Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), successfully bid for by Somerset County Council and Sustrans. Find out all about the project online at www.thebridgwaterway.co.uk
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