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World-record holder visits Biker Film Festival

THE SECOND annual Biker Film Festival in Ružomberok welcomed a special guest this year, Marian Illéš, the festival’s organiser, told the SITA newswire.

Nick Sanders from the UK gave out autographs to fans.Nick Sanders from the UK gave out autographs to fans. (Source: Courtesy of Filmfest.sk)

THE SECOND annual Biker Film Festival in Ružomberok welcomed a special guest this year, Marian Illéš, the festival’s organiser, told the SITA newswire.

Nick Sanders, a British biker who holds several world records for long-distance rides, arrived with his wife and three children.

The festival screened 22 films from 10 countries, Illéš said. The accompanying programme included a discussion with some young men from Banská Bystrica who had filmed their trip to Kazakhstan on small-capacity motorbikes. Sanders showed some of his movies and signed autographs. There was also an exhibition and lecture by a doctor who works for the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and an exhibition on Japanese and German motorbikes.

The festival’s winning movies were Cuban Harlistas by Vieri Nissim (Italy); Parallel World 3 by Nick Sanders; The Tough One by Jeff Pakosta (US); Beyond the Border: Riding Solo in Mexico by Sterling Noren (US); and Veľká cesta malých strojov (The Big Trip on Small Machines) by the young riders from Banská Bystrica.


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