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Expedition cycling documentary film

CharlieJohnsonCharlieJohnson Posts: 6
edited August 2012 in Tour & expedition
Hi All,

I'm currently making a film with a number of colleagues about expedition cyclists, their motivations and their experiences. I'd be really keen to hear from anyone who knows of someone who might like to feature in the film and would be prepared to have a conversation about their life as an expedition cyclist on camera. Over the next year I will be cycling around the world to interview a number of cyclists and it would great to get as many interesting people on board as possible. So if you'd like to feature in this documentary or you know of anyone who would be suitable, let me know and we can have a more detailed discussion about it. I'd like to talk to people who have spent extended periods of time (i.e. years!) on the road at a time and who have chosen it as a way of life rather than a holiday. So if that's you, let me know and we can take it from there! Best,

Charlie Johnson

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  • Hi Charlie,

    Might be intereted in this mate. Although i've not spent a great deal of time on exhibitions etc, I decided to change my career 7 years ago and have been working in cycling every since, in a number of areas but its a pretty good story maybe? Let me know if you're interested.

    Good luck with it.

    Jon
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  • Hi Charlie,

    Never done any touring before and only started cycling in August, BUT I will be doing a Solo fully loaded tour from Valence around/ over the Alps before heading across the Camargue into the Pyranees and finishing in Lourdes 3 weeks later to raise money for sighthound charities. Feel free to contact me if you are interested.

    Andrew
  • tvtv Posts: 337
    Alastair Humphreys cycled around the world on his bike, he is a motivational speaker and all round adventurer who I'm sure would fit in perfectly with your criteria! He is also currently nominated for 'National Geographic Adventurer of the Year'! I've linked his website bellow for you

    http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/
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  • roryboyroryboy Posts: 44
    Not long expeds as such but i'm friendly with a guy who runs his own company but come the weekend and holidays he shuns comfort for touring and living in bothies (unlocked shelters) a tent or bivi bag or wherever he can doss but not sure if he'd divulge his whereabouts so readily.
  • jibijibi Posts: 857
    I know a couple of people..Tzou han Law from Malaysia....Long Way Home..cycled home from USA to Malaysia..and Flic from Australia, she was injured in Burundi , hit by lorry, coma, but better now...
    I spent quite some cycling different places too....
  • d87heavend87heaven Posts: 348
    Google the pennyfarthing guy who rode around the world.
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  • jalapenojalapeno Posts: 1,009
    Both myself and my buddy have expeditioned all over - S America, India, China, Central Asia etc etc, my buddy in particular, Dave Walker would be a good subject, he pretty much lives on the road and now we're setting up our own touring company. PM me if you'd like me to put you in touch, his blog is http://walksworld.wordpress.com

    Hi All,

    I'm currently making a film with a number of colleagues about expedition cyclists, their motivations and their experiences. I'd be really keen to hear from anyone who knows of someone who might like to feature in the film and would be prepared to have a conversation about their life as an expedition cyclist on camera. Over the next year I will be cycling around the world to interview a number of cyclists and it would great to get as many interesting people on board as possible. So if you'd like to feature in this documentary or you know of anyone who would be suitable, let me know and we can have a more detailed discussion about it. I'd like to talk to people who have spent extended periods of time (i.e. years!) on the road at a time and who have chosen it as a way of life rather than a holiday. So if that's you, let me know and we can take it from there! Best,

    Charlie Johnson

    Painted Roads.. colourful cycling adventures
    http://www.paintedroads.com
  • dilemnadilemna Posts: 2,187
    The OP hasn't bothered to come back so I wonder what has become of CharlieJohnson's documentary as a few good leads were given? All the CGOAB links were written by serious expedition cyclists and a seriously good read, especially the 2nd. He only made one post and didn't even thank those that replied. Time waster.
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  • nasznasz Posts: 88
    Happy to help too!

    2x Tran-Sahara expeditions - Both 6 months
    London to Sydney on recumbent (with my wife) - 1 year

    Both unsupported
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