Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Beauty and the Bike - Why British Girls Don't Cycle

Not all of Northern Europe is bicycle friendly. While cycling in the UK is 3 to 4 times higher than the United States (2-3% of trips) it is still well below the comfort threshold for young women. As one girl state's in Beauty and the Bike "It's not cool having a bike".

The film follows two groups of young women from Darlington UK and Bremen, Germany. Between them, they discover what makes - and stops - teenage girls from cycling. The full 55 minute DVD is available from www.bikebeauty.org