Lee Craigie and Rickie Cotter dreamt of being the fastest and winning this incredible cycle race from Canada to the border with Mexico. This inspiring documentary by The Adventure Syndicate was the last film to be chosen by Julia Park for Titchfield Moviola & will be shown in aid of her chosen charity Clear Sky (www.clear-sky.org.uk)
The Tour Divide route follows the Continental Divide down the spine of the USA. It covers a distance more than three times the length of the UK, with just under 20 Everests’ worth of climbing. The rules are simple: eat and sleep when you like, but the clock never stops. Follow the exact route and remain completely self-supported. And if that’s not enough of a challenge, racers have to dodge bears, lightning storms, snow and snakes. This is the story of their adventure. It’s not a straightforward one, but then none of the best stories are.
The Adventure Syndicate has been showing this film to groups of teenage girls whom they work with in schools in Scotland.
"My hope is that this film will show them camaraderie, cooperation and collaboration and show women who are not following the traditional model and are going against the flow and having a ball - not listening to the people who say that is not possible and that it is a bit dangerous and I think that is a really powerful message for teenage girls," said Lee.
This short film has the added bonus of being introduced by Lee Craigie herself and she will be available after the showing to answer questions about her epic trip.
Tickets with be available as usual from Daisey B's The Square Titchfield and online through this website from October 1st