About Bike Story
Yorkshire based 509 Arts was founded by Director Alan Dix in the mid 1990’s to produce and present creative projects throughout the UK. You can find out more about 509 Arts here. In 2011-2012 509 Arts produced My Last Car, a Cultural Olympiad project examining our complicated relationship with the automobile in a time of climate change. Bike Story continues 509 Arts’ exploration of the meaning of objects in a changing world.
Bike Story is a project inspired by the Grand Départ in Yorkshire, and is one of the major commissions of the Yorkshire Festival 2014. Directed by Alan Dix and written by award-winning scriptwriter Mike Kenny, Bike Story takes real stories from ordinary people and weaves them into a spectacular one-hour outdoor theatre show.
Bike Story toured parks, civic spaces and town centres throughout Yorkshire between the 20th June-5th July 2014.
Sarah Woods – Additional text and researcher
Rebecca Riley – Researcher
Colin Jackson and Jenna Drury at Creative Learning Partnerships
All Terrain Cycles, Saltaire
Robin Silver and Salt’s Mill
Cycle Heaven, York
The Bike Rescue Project, York
The Works Skatepark, Leeds
Cycle Recycle, Hebden Bridge
Helen Ridge and Dave Fleming at York City Council
Maria Bota and Henrietta Duckworth at the Yorkshire Festival
Everyone who shared a story with us.