During the summer 2013, the year of the 100th Tour de France, Phil Keoghan, a New Zealand born TV celebrity, best known for hosting The Amazing Race on CBS, paid tribute to Harry Watson, the first New Zealand biker in a Tour de France by retracing the route of the Tour de France 1928. He accomplished the total of 3,500 miles (5,600 km) in 22 stages on a vintage 1928 Ravat bike with no gear shifts! Le Ride, a cinema verite production, was shot in 4k format with Sony F55 cameras equipped with Optimo DP 16-42, Optimo DP 30-80 and Optimo 45-120 provided by Angenieux as an official partner of the event.
Le Ride is currently in the editing process and will be released in the theaters later in 2014.
Cinematographer Scott Shelley who shot most of Le Ride from the back of a motorcycle gave us his feedback: