08:20AM, Friday 07 November 2014
A documentary film of a cycling team including a Windsor man could hit the big time after its world premiere in London's West End.
Treve Ripley, 48, of Clarence Road, featured in the film about cycling team Ripcor which was started by him and his friend Sean Cornell in 2006.
The feature film follows Ripcor, made up of 52 members, in a trek across the Alps in preparation for a charity bike ride in Portugal in aid of the PACE Centre in Aylesbury.
The premiere of the film, created by Let's Talk Films, took place on Saturday at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square.
The former The Windsor Boys' School pupil and husband of Lisa, said: "We were approached by filmmaker who had heard about the club and wanted to make a film about us.
"We were thinking it would be nothing more than a short YouTube clip but it has become a real labour of love and we're really pleased with it."
The film itself weaves footage of the riders in the Alps with interviews of the riders, including Treve, in their day to day lives.
There is also a segment in the film about the PACE Centre, which helps children with cerebral palsy and their families.
Ripcor have donated in the region of £70,000 to £100,000 to the PACE Centre, after cycling more than 27,000 miles.
Designer Treve, whose daughters Mackenzie, 14, and Amelie, 12, go to Charters School and St Edwards Royal Free School respectively, said: "The film was poignant but largely funny and we don't take ourselves too seriously so we're just sitting back and thinking 'blimey that was great'.
There are plans to enter the hour-long movie into a number of international film festivals and there are talks with TV companies for possible spin-off programmes.
Watch a trailer for the film below.
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