The Soul of a Cyclist

The Soul of a Cyclist

A charming and visually pleasing film about a group of “classic” cyclists and their love of old-style bicycles. We meet the interesting and often quirky individuals who share their common passion, but The Soul of a Cyclist digs deeper into larger issues such as the importance of friendship, love of the natural environment, the value of minimalism and craftsmanship. Ultimately, Nuno Tavares’s documentary makes us think about how to live a happier and more meaningful life.

“…a charming documentary that follows the lives of classic bicycle enthusiasts across Europe, and explores themes of community, freedom, and the bicycle itself. From riding together clad in Victorian tweed in England to taking on the beautiful rolling hills of Lisbon, Portugal, the interviewees in this film share one thing: their joy for the bicycle.” Bicycle Coalition of Maine

Awards and Nominations

Holidays 365 International Film Festival 2021, Jury Award, Best International Documentary Feature, Winner
CINE ECO SEIA Serra de Estrella International Environmental Film Festival, Portugal 2020 Camacho Costa Award, Winner and Portuguese Language Feature Film Youth Award, Winner
DCIFF, DC Independent Film Festival, USA, 2021, Best International Film, Winner
Terres 2021 Best Documentary, Transports and Eco-mobility, Winner


Nuno Tavares


Portuguese, English
(some English subtitles)

Film Details

2020, 73 min

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