A DOCUMENTARY film from a two time BAFTA-award winning director that features Newton Abbot’s very own Steve Green is to screen at the town’s cinema next month.

Scotts Cinemas will screen Michael B. Clifford’s new film ‘Chasing the Sun’, which features Simply Green Estate Agents’ very on Steve Green, on May 11.

The film, which is all about ‘the power of the bicycle to help save the planet’, explores the personal stories of everyday cyclists as they ‘chase the sun’.

‘I am incredibly proud to part of something that means so much to me personally, especially as cycling has had such a positive impact on my life over the last 8 years’ Steve said.

A long-distance sportive, to chase the sun is to cycle from coast to coast, catching the sun as it rises and as it sets.

Steve and others took on the challenge in July 2023, cycling more than 200 miles in a single day - from the Thames estuary to Weston-Super-Mare; Steve was filmed as he trained for the event, during and after finishing.

The journey saw Steve and crew, which was made up of Glenn Alford, Stuart Simpson, Carl Williams, Claire McKenna, Tracey Elphick, Iain Grant and fellow Newtonian Paul Kelly, travel through south London, bridging the Thames before heading along the Wiggin’s olympic time trial route.

It was then an English odyssey through country lanes, quaint villages and the Vale of Pewsey, before climbing the Mendip hills and descending through Cheddar gorge.

Also, the film, described as ‘inspiring and very enjoyable’ by television broadcaster Jeremy Vine, features cyclists from various backgrounds and shows off different types of bike, from e-bikes to cargo bikes.

There are also contributions from broadcaster and ITV’s voice of the Tour de France, Ned Boulting, author and blogger, Jools Walker, Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Richard Long and 4x Mountain Bike World Champion, Tracey Moseley.

Steve will be at the screening, and will be around afterwards for a questions and answers session with the films producer, Exmouth resident Pip Piper.