Indus Films | Productions

Ride of my Life: the Story of the Bicycle

BBC4

Author and cyclist Rob Penn travels the UK, to the United States and Northern Italy, sourcing the frame and components for his dream bike. Along the way he tells the story of the bicycle and the effect it has had on society in the two hundred years or so since its invention.

The film is an entertaining mix of contemporary travelogue, interviews with characters from the eccentric world of bike building and archive detailing the social history of the bicycle.

It also tells the story of Rob’s love affair with the bicycle, told through the many bikes he has owned.