The Ride of Your Life DVD
The DVD contains five, 24-minute films showing each tour
in detail on all five continents. There is also a "making of" film
and trailers for the whole expedition. Also included is the official BMW short
movie of the "birth" of the new R1200GS, as well as technical CAD
animations of the brand's flagship travel enduro that is the latest in a long
line of top-selling boxer-engine adventure bikes.
This DVD comes with a 32-page illustrated booklet featuring the background
to each rider and tour. Each film is accompanied by a slideshow of 100 of the
best pictures taken by tour photographer Ulla Lohmann.
The Ride of Your Life is the story about the journey that
made waves around the world – and now it's yours to own on DVD. For motorcycle
travel enthusiasts and BMW GS fans everywhere, this two-hour Ride
of your Life film chronicles the One World One R1200GS Tour that began as a simple
competition to promote the latest BMW adventure motorcycle, but went on to
make history in the 90th year of the brand.
When Italian rider Alessio Cigolini first started the engine of
the all-new BMW R1200GS in Laos to kick off the Asian stage of the One
World - One R1200GS Tour, nobody knew what a big story this ambitious continental
journey would become. As the trip progressed through New Zealand, Africa and
America, it gained an ever increasing number of followers – all keen to join
the ride – either online via the BMW Community or by actually meeting up with
the tour as it passed through their country.
With each new rider, and every new continent discovered,
the tour touched the hearts and souls of the people who were there to host
the five lucky riders and proudly show them the best of their homelands. By
the time British "Little Red Riding Hood" Stephanie Rowe and a couple
of hundred GS riders rolled up to the BMW headquarters in Munich, the tour
had left an indelible impression across the wide and wonderful worlds it had
passed through – and much more besides.
The best moments from this series of continental adventures has been captured
on film by Romain de l' Ecotais and made into a special feature-length movie
that received its premiere at BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen over
the weekend of 4-7 July, with all five "One World" riders reunited for the
40,000 fans who attended this annual BMW motorcycle festival.
There are two hours of video to enjoy on this spectacular and emotional DVD,
which gets right to the heart of the One World tour, made special by Alessio,
Herbert, Salvador, Stephane and Stephanie. Watch each individual journey, or
the whole tour in its entirety. Get to know each of the five winners and see
the reaction of the local people to the One World tour and the R1200GS.
As much as the tour reached out to the world, it also changed the lives of the
five lucky riders who became the faces of this campaign, which truly went "global".
For them, it was truly a case of the journey being more important than the
destination, with the ride itself uniting communities and demonstrating the
strength of the international BMW family, as Stephanie Rowe explains.
"When I won the competition, I thought I'd just be riding a bike through Europe. I didn't expect there to be the response there has been, and the support from
everyone – all the riding clubs from different regions and different countries
– and it's really opened my eyes. I know BMW is a unique brand but GS community
and GS attitude is a real thing. So many people joined us along the way. Often
in the morning, people didn't know each other, but by the evening it was like
we'd all been friends for years. Everyone was always laughing and joking and
it was so nice. That's the biggest thing about it – it's the people, not just
the bike, that make the memories."
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