TV at BMW?

Dear Muniers

The BMW ( british muni weekend) has been approached by a tv production company
who are interested in adding Muni to their list of odd sports we have covered,
others have included lawnmower racing, black pudding lobbing and shrovetide
footie. They broadcast on Transworld sport. I would be interested in hearing
from people coming to the BMW about your view on this

Do we want to invite any body to film part of the BMW, or shold we keep it an
event for and by Muniers only.

Drop us a line if you have veiws either way, see you at the BMW.

sarah


British Muni Weekend 15-16 May 1999 Dorset http://www.vimes.u-net.com/bmw.html

RE: TV at BMW?

> The BMW ( british muni weekend) has been approached by a tv production company
> who are interested in adding Muni to their list of odd sports we have covered,
> others have included lawnmower racing, black pudding lobbing and shrovetide
> footie. They broadcast on Transworld sport.

Generally I would say “By all means, always invite the press!” Not enough people
are aware of what unicycles can do, and how accessable they can be to anyone
willing to learn. Any form of press puts unicycling out where people can see it.

But keep in mind the type of show that wishes to cover you. They will probably
want to show the sport in a funny way, and may poke fun at you and our sport.
The press also has a tendency to want to see unicycles crashing, so be advised
and try to keep the activities in front of the camera limited to the kind of
stuff you’d want them to use.

Though I don’t have any idea what shrovetide footie is (and maybe don’t want to
know), I definitely think mountain unicycling is safer than lawnmower racing or
black pudding lobbing. So you can relax in knowing you are not promoting danger
to the people of the world. :slight_smile:

Stay on top,

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

Re: TV at BMW?

Sarah Miller wrote:
>
> Dear Muniers
>
> The BMW ( british muni weekend) has been approached by a tv production company
> who are interested in adding Muni to their list of odd sports we have covered,
> others have included lawnmower racing, black pudding lobbing and shrovetide
> footie. They broadcast on Transworld sport. I would be interested in hearing
> from people coming to the BMW about your view on this
>
> Do we want to invite any body to film part of the BMW, or shold we keep it an
> event for and by Muniers only.
>
> Drop us a line if you have veiws either way, see you at the BMW.
>
> sarah
>
I didn’t realize that unicycling was as not heard of as these sports were. I
thnks that unicycling is too advanced for this.

                                            Chris Cline MUni-Cow

Re: TV at BMW?

>Do we want to invite any body to film part of the BMW, or shold we keep it an
>event for and by Muniers only.

While I won’t be attending the BMW, I think there is an easy answer to this
question. Definately go ahead with the filming. Regardless of how ‘advanced’
unicycling is, Muni is definately something that is just becoming popular. It is
also something you (the public) don’t see every day, and something that most
people haven’t tried. This opportunity could lead to Muni as being the next
X-game on ESPN. This type of publicity would be incredible. Organized
competitions, sponsorship, and maybe even manufacturers who would advance muni
equipment. This of course ignores the greatest benefit, the exposure that would
inspire all those future George Pecks out there.

       Rob