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Title Le ride [videorecording].
Publisher/Date Australia : Distributed by Madman Entertainment, 2016.
Pagination etc. 1 DVD-video (approximately 90 min. + 44 min. extras) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Contents note Catalogued from container.
Madman : MMA9209.
Originally produced in the United States and released in 2016.
Special features: Daily blog videos.
"240 kilometers a day, 22 stages, on a vintage bike. Retracing the most brutal tour de France in history" -- Cover.
Creation Note Written and directed by Phil Keoghan ; Written and produced by Louise Keoghan ; director of photography, Scott Shelley ; editor, Jess Bushyhead.
Performer note Phil Keoghan, John Keoghan, Ben Cornell, Greg Peart.
Summary Note Le Ride follows Phil Keoghan and his friend Ben Cornell as they attempt to recreate the original route of the 1928 Tour de France. Averaging 240 kilometres a day for 26 days, Phil and Ben traverse both the unforgiving mountains of the Pyrenees and the Alps, on original vintage steel racing bikes with no gears and marginal brakes. The documentary takes inspiration from the remarkable true story of Australians Sir Hubert Opperman, Ernie Bainbridge and Percy Osborne, and New Zealander Harry Watson as the first English speaking team to compete in the Tour de France. They arrived after six weeks at sea, under-trained and under-resourced, untested and completely written off by the French media. The 1928 Tour was the toughest in history – a hell on wheels race of attrition. Only 41 finished out of 161 starters yet remarkably three were from the Australasian team. This extraordinary story of achievement against the odds has never been told on film – until now.
Target audience note Censorship classification : PG.
Language note English. [CC] English Captions [descriptive subtitles for the hearing impaired].
Subject - Name Keoghan, Phil, -- 1967-
Cornell, Ben
Subject Tour de France (Bicycle race) (1928 : France)
Bicycle racing -- France
Voyages and travels -- Personal narratives
Tours (France) -- Description and travel
Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Added Author Keoghan, Phil, 1967- screenwriter, director, participant.
Cornell, Ben participant.
Corporate Author No Opportunity Wasted production company.
Added title Le ride (Documentary film : 2016)
Shelf Location DVD 796.620944 RIDE
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