The Cyclist Philosopher


For Andy Duncan, cycling means freedom and life without it is hard to imagine. As a Scotsman and philosopher who stood at the frontier of bike messengering in the Netherlands his affection for cycling stem from the 225.000 km he travelled through the streets and suburbs of Utrecht during the last 22 years. Two years ago Andy was diagnosed with an aggressive prostatic cancer and was told he had only three years to live. We met Andy just before he moved back to Scotland. Surrounded by moving boxes, he was working on his last bike - battered, but resilient and very much in love.

Subtitles are available in English, German, Italian, Spanish en French (press the CC icon to activate).

This short film was a fifty beans collaboration with Hans van Kampen en Lin van den Bremer. Special thanks goes out to Nadine Hottenrott, Sandrine Giroird, Catrien Spijkerman, Guido Boulogne and Phaola Dueñas for the translations.