Posted 25 Aug 2010
The Cycle Derby Film Festival is an annual film festival that takes place in Derby, England. Derby is located in the East Midlands region of England and has a population of over 200,000. The festival is sponsored by the Cycle Derby project. The project is an initiative started by the Derby City Council. The Derby Cycle Festival draws hundreds of visitors every year.

Cycle Derby Film Festival Information

The Derby Cycle Festival is an annual event that typically takes place in October. The festival is usually about five days long. Contrary to its name, the festival is not an actual bike race. Rather, it is a film festival sponsored by the local cycling organization in Derby. A variety of films are shown during the film festival. Films shown at the festival vary from year to year. Films shown in past years have included short films, documentaries, archive footage and films for children. The festival normally takes place at QUAD, which is the arts center located in Derby. The event is open to the public, but visitors must purchase tickets to view films. You must buy a ticket for each film that you want to view. They do not usually offer day passes that give you admission to multiple films. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.

Cycle Derby Project Information

Cycle Derby is a project started and funded by the Derby City Council. The mission of the project is to encourage young citizens of Derby to become interested in cycling. The project encourages students to form after-school cycling clubs. The project also provides training opportunities to allow students to develop their cycling skills by being taught by more advanced cyclers. The project also encourages students to cycle to school.

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