RATED: PG-13: Coarse language (more details below) | RUNTIME: 104 min. | Narrated by Phil Liggett
MAMIL: Middle • Age • Men • in • Lycra
MAMIL (NOUN. /’MAM?L/) A middle-aged man who is a very keen road cyclist, typically one who rides an expensive bike and wears the type of clothing associated with professional cyclists. (Oxford English Dictionary)
They are known as MAMILs. The term was invented in recognition of the recent explosion in popularity of cycling amongst middle-aged men. They can usually be spotted on weekend mornings – flying down the road in a cacophony of garish lycra and expensive carbon frames and wheels.
These are middle-aged, middle-class men with careers, families and mortgages. They are never going to win the Tour de France – yet they spend a huge amount of time, money and energy on cycling. Why is it so important to own the best bike and all the right gear? What compels them to choose long hours on the road over time with the family?
This light-hearted, yet insightful, feature length documentary explores the secret lives of MAMILs in their natural habitat through interviews with experts interwoven with MAMIL stories set around the world.
- Punctuated with coarse language
- Infrequent depictions of sports injuries – some blood and detail
- Infrequent depictions of alcohol use in a social context
- Passion for sport
- Community and fellowship
- Inspiration and determination