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28 September, 2021

The Great Escape - an escape to freedom

Both an endurance challenge and the trip of a lifetime, Aaron Rolph travelled 2,700km bikepacking through the United Kingdom. This is an inspiring short film to enjoy on the darker evenings.

Follow Aaron Rolph's 2700km bikepacking trip up the United Kingdom, taking anything but the shortest route. His self-propelled journey involved various activities along the way but when things don't go to plan, his lockdown daydream ends as a hospitalised nightmare. A year on, time has passed yet nothing had really changed, follow his epic adventure from the Scilly Isles to the Shetlands.


Credit for the movie to the British Adventure Collective


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