The Four Winds Vineyard in Murrumbateman hosts its annual bicycle short-film night on Saturday, March 2, as part of Donate Life week, a week in aid of organ donation.
Business manager Sarah Collingwood began the event after her brother, Tom, died in 2010 after a year waiting for a heart and lung transplant. While he was on the list, her husband John rode his bicycle across Australia to raise awareness, and they made a short film of the ride, which led to the film night. This is the third film night, and will feature six short bike films, screened outdoors at sunset.
Winemaker Bill Crowe will cook up a vegetarian-friendly pasta dish, eaten in the gardens ahead of the screening. The films include one from Italy follows a cyclo-cross race in a crumbling castle. A film from New York shows “why most bike thieves are not caught”, Collingwood says.
A film set in Mongolia that features Canberra cyclist Libby Adamson winning the Mongolia Bike Challenge.
“The important organ donation message is to ask and know your loved ones’ donation wishes,” Collingwood says.