Reels on Wheels – new themed ride

Reels on Wheels: Playfully exploring the history of film in Portobello on bikes!
To celebrate the incredible Portobello Film Festival’s 23rd birthday Bikeminded and Exquisite Folly Theatre have re-united to bring you ‘Reels on Wheels’ an interactive and playful look at the history of films shot in and around the Portobello landscape. Come dressed as your favourite character from the Silver Screen (there will be prizes) and be prepared to ride, make and hum your way through the streets of North Kensington.


So, whether you are an Absolute Beginner at cycling or if you don’t know your Notting Hill from your Lavender Hill, there’s no Pressure. Whether your name is Sammy, Rosie, Leo the Lion, Sid or Nancy we want to you to follow us down the Portobello Road for an afternoon of history, creativity and surprises!


Sunday 16 September
From 3:30pm to 6pm

Starting: Tavistock Piazza, W11 1AN
Finishing: 2 Maxilla Walk, W10 6NQ
Distance of the ride: about 7 miles
Age: You must be 14 or over to participate in this tour.

The ride will be marshalled.

You can book your tickets here

The tour takes place on Sunday 16th September, the final day of the 2018 Portobello Film Festival. So you are most welcome to join us for the Portobello Film festival closing party at the Maxilla Social Club, after we finish the ride.


Reels on Wheels


Other date for your diary

There are more cycling activities to come, so please save the following date in your diary:

- Saturday 1 December PM – Christmas cycle ride – free
Don’t miss our Christmas special with Santa on the rickshaw. Tickets coming in the autumn.


Autumn Cycling Programme

Our cycling programme runs from Monday to Saturday during term time.
We offer sessions for all levels in small groups: beginners, intermediate and advanced.

There are two cycling hubs, where we run the courses and provide bikes.

North: Westway Sports Centre, 1, Crowthorne Rd, W10 6RP

South: Chelsea Theatre,  World’s End Place, 7 King’s Rd,  SW10 0DR

Please get in touch  for more details. Email

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Photo courtesy of Mike Lawrence.