Shangri-La, a mythical Himalayan valley where people do not age, a mountainous utopia that is isolated from the outside world. The general idea is that you do not set out to find the valley, it finds you. But should you choose to leave you will not, legend has it, ever find your way back again. As a cyclist, I live for the exquisitely painful feeling that can only be achieved on the last 3km of a 16km climb, with the gradient never dipping below 9%. Why? I do not know, but I know that I am not alone in searching for cycling nirvana. The legend of Shangri-La has clear parallels to this kind of cycling, and the film draws this out beautifully.

Rapha Continental

Director: Jonathan Finnigan
Agency: BDA Creative, Singapore
Agency: Lucky Devil Films
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