Bicycle Powered Cinema

For over five years, Electric Pedals has developed the art of human power in Bicycle Powered Cinema. The idea is simple: the energy generated from members of the audience cycling together on bicycle generators is combined and used to power a projector, speaker, mixer and DVD player. The cyclists thus become the batteries generating the electricity to power an innovative experience of cinema.

People love to cycle; whether to keep fit, to socialise or to relax, you will find children and adults queuing up to watch the film from the executive bicycle seats...there is rarely a bicycle free. This cinematic experience relies completely on real-time pedal power; there aren't any back-up generators. So when the human batteries stop pedalling, the film stops reeling. Dynamic and communal, audience participation transforms cinema into an immersive and unpredictable performance where the atmosphere is electric. This is the closest thing to live cinema.

We currently offer three configurations of Bicycle Powered Cinema that you can hire: