The Paris-Roubaix Bike Race

273 kilometres of cycling hell across the punishing pavé of northern France.

In 1976 the celebrated Danish film director, Jørgen Leth, tired of clichéd sports journalism, attempted to capture the spirit of this spectacular and cruel one-day race.

The resulting film, A Sunday in Hell, has become the most admired cycling documentary and a must for cycling and sports fans.

A true masterpiece of cycling cinematography, accompanied by Leth’s unique narration that brings the mythical and heroic aspects of the sport so vividly to life, A Sunday in Hell captured something of the soul of cycling.

“Arguably the best film ever made about professional cycling” – Peter Cowie, International Film Guide

Marking the release of a new book about Leth and the film (“SUNDAY IN HELL – Behind the Lens of the Greatest Cycling Film of All Time”), we’ll be joined by esteemed author and journalist William Fotheringham for a Q&A before the screening and learn more about creativity of Jørgen Leth, his method, the riders and the iconic locations in the film.

William Fotheringham is recognised as one of the most prolific and mythic of cycling writers. With a string of cycling books behind him (Put Me Back on My Bike, Merckx: Half Man Half Bike, Cyclopedia: It’s All About The Bike) he’s been referred to as both the “the Bard of the Bike” and “the Ernest Hemingway of two wheels” !

William will be signing copies of his book before and after the screening.

Cost: £5