We were approached by insurance company Protect Your Bubble to create a film featuring their brand ambassador, Geraint Thomas MBE. This was originally intended to be a challenge involving members of the public racing Geraint up Box Hill, but a last-minute decision by the National Trust not to allow the challenge resulted in a quick change of plan. With only a few weeks to go, we decided to take Geraint back to his home turf, Cardiff, and use the world-famous Bay Trail as the backdrop for an interview with him as he talked about what cycling meant to him.
We spent a day in Cardiff on a location recce, hiring a bike and cycling the entire length of the 6.2-mile route to scope it out for good filming locations: we knew we’d only have Geraint for a day, and that we wanted to maximise the use of the city while we were there. We shot the whole route using a GoPro, and used stills taken from this footage to create a location list.