Re: [messengers] Film-maker hires cyclist for Norwich epic trip

Date: 10 Aug 2010 18:23:47 +0200
From: messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx


I wonder what he after making the delivery. Turn around and head back, or sleep over and ride back the next day or take a train.

His dispatcher probably told him to stand by and he would hook him up with something coming back:)

On 2010-08-10, at 11:53 AM, Bill Chidley <bill.chidley@xxxxxx> wrote:

> I have done this ride (basically London to Norwich), and unless this guy is a much, much better rider than me (not impossible), there is no way he did it in under 6 hours, or even 7 hours, especially, as seems likely, he hasn't ridden the route before.
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> On 10 Aug, 2010,at 12:16 PM, Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>> Film-maker hires cyclist for Norwich epic trip
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>> BY JON WELCH
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>> The Advertiser, August 10 2010, 
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>> When you're a film producer keen to stress your green
>> credentials, there's no point in doing things half-heartedly.
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>> And hiring someone to pedal 125 miles on a bicycle to
>> deliver your funding application certainly shows you mean business.
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>> Faced with a looming deadline, that is what the makers of a
>> movie due to be shot in Norfolk did to ensure
>> their bid made it to Screen East's offices in Norwich on time.
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>> Tinker Film plans to shoot part of its horror movie Tarot on
>> location in Thetford Forest, and decided to apply for investment of £250,000
>> from Screen East's Low Carbon Fund, which encourages environmentally-friendly
>> film-making.
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>> Having missed the post, the Watford-based company hired
>> cycle courier Alex Urie, pictured, to ride all the way to Norwich in order to
>> make sure the documents arrived by yesterday's 5pm deadline. The film's
>> co-producer, Derek Harrington, 52, said: “The material had to be in hard copy,
>> and we blew the post deadline because we were waiting for another document to
>> attach.
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>> “We thought 'what's the most low-carbon way to get it to Norwich in time?' and hit
>> on the idea of using a cycle courier.”
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>> Tinker Film hired Mr Urie, 25, through Go-Betweens, which
>> bills itself as London's
>> first carbon-neutral courier company. “Most of the work I do is in and around London. It's pretty rare
>> to be asked to do a job outside the city and this is one of the longest I've
>> done,” Mr Urie said.
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>> Mr Urie set off from Screen East's office at Leavesden
>> Studios, Watford at 10.55am, on his single-speed bike, arriving at Millennium
>> Plain, Norwich
>> at about 4.30pm.
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>> Mr Harrington said: “That's impressive.
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>> “I'm delighted Alex got our application there safely and in
>> such a low-carbon way.”
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