Samuel Craven Samuel Craven Documentary Filmmaker


The Alt Tour

La Grande Boucle is cycling’s ultimate challenge, with the biggest audience, the toughest parcours and the most prestigious prize. For a fresh perspective on what it takes to compete at the world’s greatest bike race, Lachlan Morton took on his own Alt Tour.

Inspired by the inaugural Tour of 1903, he rode every stage and every transfer, solo. Covering a distance of 5,500km and climbing over 65,000 metres in just 18 days. Starting just after the first stage of the 2021 Tour de France, he rode nearly double the distance but still beat the peloton to Paris by four days.

18 days | 5509km | 66831m | £515,000 raised. 

Watch the full film here.

- Live real time 'dot watching' page to track Lachlan and the peloton
- Daily Instagram Stories from the ground
- Featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The Guardian
- Appeared on ITV, Eurosport, GCN, NBC and SBS.

Project Lead and Commissioning Editor: Samuel Craven
Shooter: Samuel Craven and Jevgeni Repponen
Editor: Samuel Craven
Producer: Kimberley English
Production assistant: Morgane Bigault
Photography: Lucy Le Lievre
With thanks to: Follow My Challenge & Veloviewer