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Dominic Stables setting off on Brighouse to Cannes bike ride to promote his film'Pictured at Waterfront Lodge Hotel, Brighouse
Dominic Stables setting off on Brighouse to Cannes bike ride to promote his film'Pictured at Waterfront Lodge Hotel, Brighouse

FILM-MAKER Dominic Stables will tackle his fifth day on his epic 783-mile bike ride from Brighouse to Cannes.

Dominic set off on his mammoth challenge on Saturday from his hometown in the hope of securing financial backing to get ‘Orange Fever - The Movie’ described as a lads’ comedy, onto the big screen.

The former Brighouse High School student is going that extra mile to get the movie made and will finish his ride in Cannes in time for the famous film festival on May 20.

Dominic, the writer and main actor in the film, is in partnership with his friends Paul Drury, creative director, and Tim Ackroyd, production director, who supported him from a van.

The trio make up production company NorthernWood Films.

The 32-year-old has spent five years of his life working on the script which is based in Brighouse and Halifax.

The whole aim of the Le Tour De Tan cycle ride is to impress film industry financiers with the cycle ride through France to the glitz and glamour of the world’s biggest film festival.

Paul said they had travelled from Nottingham and Cambridge and through London to Paris with no problems.

“Dominic is starting to feel in some pain and is saying his legs keep going stiff from all the cycling. He is enjoying it but I don’t think maybe he realised how much hard work it was going to be,” he said.

“I am doing a lot of behind the scenes and as a team we are doing what we need to do to fulfil our aim. There are lots of things happening and going on.”

Paul said they had had some great support from the people of Brighouse. To support them visit www.facebook.com/OrangeFeverTheMovie