Wednesday, 22 August 2007
PBP 2007: the 16th edition
Last weekend, I travelled over to Paris with my husband, Monty, and Nick Maltby, editor extraordinaire to sell the film direct to the 5300 entrants of the 16th edition of Paris-Brest-Paris.
It was a long day but nothing compared to the coming days for the riders. Unlike 2003, the weather was terrible - overcast and raining with the occasional torrential downpour. The deluge aside, the atmosphere was as exciting as last time and I found myself thinking about riding in 2011...
One of the best things about the day was meeting some of the riders we had interviewed for the film - it was great to see them again! Several people who had ordered the film through the website came up to the stand to say how much they had enjoyed it which was very heartening. We sold quite a few copies and handed out a lot of leaflets - all in all, a very successful day.
Chapeau to all those who qualified and bon courage for the 'Incredible Journey'!