- Directors: Graham Kitchener & Pauline Symaniak
- Producers: High Point Films
- Format: PAL, Widescreen, Facebook, DVD-Video
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 100
- Studio: High Point Films
- Run Time: 78 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00W7E5WJ6
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 211,068 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Sleepless til Seattle
PLEASE NOTE: if you are unable to order through Amazon you can order direct through the website at sleeplesstilseattle.com - - - - - - - An epic journey by 2 Scots cyclists, 4,300 miles across North America from sea to shining sea. Two Scots adventure cyclists take on a four-month, 4,000 mile journey across North America, from the east coast at Plymouth to the west coast at Seattle. With no support team and only tents for accommodation, a simple bike ride becomes a challenging adventure as they encounter bears, storms, empty prairies, intense heat, mechanical failures, and a colourful set of characters along the road. Experience the joys of the journey with two intrepid travellers and discover the real America in the small, friendly towns, the spectacular landscapes and the warmth and kindness of the people. This is a PAL region 2 DVD. It is new and shrink-wrapped. On occasion we may run out depending on demand, but additional stock normally arrives and ships out within 2 weeks.
Top customer reviews
Like many good national portraits, this is told by outsiders looking in, but it also has the merit of being a practical guide. America comes over as beautiful and hospitable, but this film doesn't shy from exploring the risks involved in this kind of endeavour or gloss over the uglier aspects of the country's past and present. Anyone considering cycling in America, or just looking for a snapshot of a country that goes beyond the obvious landmarks, will enjoy this travelogue.
However the heart of this film is the people they meet and their incredible spirit and generosity. Whether this is small but greatly welcome acts of kindness to our intrepid cyclists or the dogged determination of the flood ravaged residents of Minot rebuilding their lives, it sings and captivates the watcher as much as the filmmakers. This kind of small town America is one rarely seen on film and it is a treat.
If you want a glimpse of another side of this oft-filmed county, or are looking for inspiration for your next adventure: watch this.