Posted by Miles Arbour
In 2015, Antonin Michaud-Soret proposed the idea of to a documentary film about The Transcontinental Race to the late Mike Hall. Mike first suggested Antonin join him in an event vehicle to experience the true complexities of chasing down riders over such long distances. In 2016, Antonin spent 17 days pursuing riders, shooting footage, and editing video in the back seat of that car, followed by a reconnaissance mission on the return trip to scout new roads, control points, and locations for the following year’s event.
However, Antonin wasn’t satisfied. He spent two more years filming, focusing on people at the tail end of the race, the smaller victories, and what happens during the night. After countless hours spent editing, Antonin and his team are proud to release the trailer for Onboard: The Transcontinental Race. Watch the trailer below, followed by photos from photographer James Robertson (@jprobertson), and details on live screenings of the full film.
The world premiere of the film will be held in Paris, France, on December 19th. There are only 150 tickets available, so get yours early if you’re in the area. Check out all the details on that event here.
If you’re a bike shop or have a space available, and are interested in hosting a screening, please contact the film director Antonin at email@example.com – more information can be found at OnboardTCRFilm.cc . Antonin would also like to thank Lost Dot for the continued organization of the TCR event, head over to the event listing to learn more about the Transcontinental Race No. 8.