The Great Escape (Film)

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The Great Escape is a 30-minute film that follows Aaron Rolph on a 2,700-kilometer trip across the United Kingdom, mixing in bikepacking, skiing, kayaking, and more as he makes his way from the Scilly Isles all the way up to the Shetlands. Watch it here…

Photos by Perch Film and British Adventure Collective

Presented by the British Adventure Collective and Knog, The Great Escape is a 30-minute short film that follows Aaron Rolph on an extraordinary 2,700-kilometer (1,677-mile) bikepacking journey across the United Kingdom, taking “anything but the shortest route.” Featuring gorgeous cinematography that shows off the UK’s diverse landscapes, The Great Escape highlights some of the unique beauty the country has to offer as Aaron rides, skis, hikes, kayaks, and otherwise makes his way between the Scilly Isles in the southwest to the Shetlands in the far northeast.

Beyond winding roads and meandering tracks, the film also packs in a couple of twists and turns of the metaphorical variety, including a hospitalization after a severe crash that resulted in a severed colon and delayed the completion of his trip by nearly a year. You can watch the full half-hour film below, followed by a small gallery of still images shot during Aaron’s ride.

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