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

Date: 10 Aug 2010 22:39:48 +0200
From: Kenton Hoppas <kentonhoppas@xxxxxxxxx>


I want to know what someone gets paid to ride 125 miles one way? Seriously.
Kenton/San Diego


On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 11:16 AM, bill_buffalo <bill_buffalo@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Let's just say it's beyond even Boris' grasp!
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> 'Buffalo' Bill Chidley, the world's most useless messenger editor
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> On 10 Aug, 2010,at 06:35 PM, Matthew Case <lug.junkie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> How many zones is that?
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> Case
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> On 8/10/10, bill_buffalo <bill_buffalo@xxxxxxx> wrote:
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>> If he got the train out, he would have got a deal on a day return ticket.
>>  The train takes about 2 hours from central London.
>> 'Buffalo' Bill Chidley, the world's most useless messenger editor
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>> On 10 Aug, 2010,at 05:24 PM, messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
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>> 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:)
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>> On 2010-08-10, at 11:53 AM, Bill Chidley <bill.chidley@xxxxxx> wrote:
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>>  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.
>>> 'Buffalo' Bill Chidley, the world's most useless messenger editor
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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
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> BY JON WELCH
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The Advertiser, August 10 2010,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> When you're a film producer keen to stress your green
>>>> credentials, there's no point in doing things half-heartedly.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> “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.”
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Mr Harrington said: “That's impressive.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> “I'm delighted Alex got our application there safely and in
>>>> such a low-carbon way.”
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