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Le Ride

Documentary

(New Zealand)

Le Ride follows Phil Keoghan (from The Amazing Race) 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 New Zealander Harry Watson, who rode alongside 3 Australian teammates 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 3 were from the Australasian team. This extraordinary story of achievement against the odds has never been told on film - until now.

"Keoghan's motivation is divided between fascination with the original riders, who were not expected to last, and his own belief in pushing himself" - The Sunday Age

"Phil and Ben take an entertaining, amusing and sometimes touching tour in a film that’s part madcap Top Gear-style adventure, part historical documentary, part video diary." - Flicks.co.nz

 

Gallery 

Dates 

27 March 2017

Times 

Monday 27 March, 7.00pm

Duration
90 minutes

Prices 

Reelpix member
Full $14
Consession $11

Non Members
Full $17
Consession $14

Genre 

Documentary

Location 

Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.

Accessibility

wheelchair  

Rating

PG

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies for all online purchases. All ticket prices include GST.

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