“At the sharp end it is a beautifully hard bicycle race, simple in design but complex in execution.”
But the TCR is rarely a race against fellow competitors, nor against oneself. It is, primarily, a race for oneself. To ride the TCR is to explore who you become at the side of a road in the Alps or the Balkans, low on sleep, lucidity, hygiene and any notion of comfort: in the saddle, rolling over rough tarmac sixteen or eighteen hours a day; finding what exists beyond fatigue and exhaustion.
Do you scratch? Get the train home? Or discover and escape from everything that has been holding you back.
There is everything Antonin, the director, has collected; through the eyes of the photographers, James Robertson and Camille Mcmillan; Mike Hall & Anna Haslock; and Matthieu, cap 109, a cyclist who fights a very personal battle simply to complete the race.
The TCR is much more than a race, it’s a complete experience. Here, filmed during 3 races from 2016 to 2018, Onboard will immerse you in the unique experience that is the Transcontinental Race.
Commune Image will host the film première, with a great panel of people to talk about the film & the race and let you discover this unique experience or share a beer with cycling friends. Discussions will continue at the bar.
The screening of the film will start at 20h00 and will take 52 minutes.
Please that there are only 150 tickets available for the 20h00 screening. If the first session is fully booked, we’ll put on sale tickets for a second session at 22h00.
Q&A after the Screening, with the film director Antonin Michaud-Soret but also with TCR veterans and Anna from the Lost Dots Team.
Expect to meet :
and more to come …
Host a Screening
If you are interested in hosting a screening yourself of the film at a cinema / cafe / community space / bike shop near you, please contact Antonin ( film director of the TCR documentary ) on firstname.lastname@example.org