Screening by Brookburn Community School PTA in association with Chorlton Bike Deliveries

An award-winning documentary that uses the cargo bike as the vehicle for exploring parenthood in this digital age of climate change and captures a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of modern life, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.

DATE: Saturday 22nd October 2022

TIME: 6pm


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An award winning film about a quest to understand and promote the cargo bike movement in a gas-powered, digital and divided world, whilst exploring the bicycle’s history and future potential. A total must see.
Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Motherhood was challenging, but to Liz hauling babies via car felt stifling. She Googled “family bike” and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying heavy loads. Liz set out to learn more, and MOTHERLOAD WAS BORN.


Presented by Brookburn Community School PTA in association with Chorlton Bike Deliveries is a special screening of the hit documentary, Motherload.

Cargo bikes seem to act as a symbol for a wider metaphor in the documentary – what do you think they symbolise?

For me, they symbolise freedom, utility, cleaner living, flexibility and most importantly fun and happiness. They bring such joy to any journey

What is it about cargo bikes that make them so revolutionary for so many parents?

Everything about them is positive, whether that be for parents and families or those without children. They enable efficient, speedy movement from A to B, with precious cargo on board, whilst allowing enjoyment of fresh air, being out in the community, and exercise. Thinking about our children’s future, they are clean modes of transport, with no toxic emissions associated and therefore could also be termed climate change fighting machines in my view. In addition to this, they are easy to park up and take up much less room for storage than a car alternative. They absolutely are revolutionary!

Read on for our Q&A with Layla, from Brookburn Community School PTA… 


RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 20 minutes approx

AGE RECOMMENDATION: All ages welcome

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