Reading Bicycle Kitchen is a new social enterprise based in a disused department store in Reading, Berkshire.
It was set up to encourage people to repair their own bikes under supervision from experienced mechanics who give up their time to volunteer to work there. It’s a bustling and friendly environment and a great idea too, so Third Lens were delighted to team up with them to produce a short promo film aimed at raising awareness.
The staff at RBK were very helpful and played a full part in making the film. Special thanks go to Lucille who’s expert narration forms the backbone to the piece, Chris for orgainsing our visit and Grenville who gave us an interview and who gamely got on with his work with a camera following him around all day.
Reading Bicycle Kitchen is accessible to anyone on any level of income. Its a fun way of spending an afternoon whist learning a lot about bicycle maintenance.
The film was shot in 4K and graded using Film Convert.
Jacksons Department Store – A history of the building in which RBK are based.