Making ‘side tracked’ cycling adventure documentary.

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In early 2012 a few friends and I cycled from London, England to The Pyramids in Gize, Egypt. It was one hell of an adventure cycling head on into one of the coldest european winters on record. We camped, ate and cycled with all our gear with no support teams or backup.

The ride took us 5 months in total as we made our way through France, Italy, Albania, Greece, Israel, Jordan and finally Egypt. We did originally plan to go through Iran and Central Asia by spring time (hence why we started off in the middle of winter) but due to the political situation in Iran in early 2012 we headed south and shipped out bikes from Athens to Haifa in Israel.

The purpose of the trip was primarily to have an adventure on two wheels and see countries in a unique way that can’t be achieved by travelling by car, train or bus. The other reason to to the trip was get the chance to make a documentary on the journey. I am still editing the film and am hoping to release the finished product by the end of 2013. In the mean time i have put up some of the photographs from the trip below…

 

 

Filming the journey was an incredibly rewarding experience and something that i really enjoyed, it was hard at times. After cycling 120km the last thing i wanted to do sometimes was shoot interviews and sequences but it was well worth it in the end.

I can’t wait to release this adventure film in the coming months, i’ll be posting more information and images on my facebook page as thefilm gets closer to being finished.

 

 

 


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