Tough men tell their story on The Ride

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An inspiring documentary about four men with disabilities who travel across outback Australia is screening across the Fleurieu in October. Pictured are one of the stars, Jim Cairns, and film producer Sandra Cook.Aninspirational film about four wheelchair-bound men riding across the Australian outback on quad bikes will show on the Fleurieu next month.

The Ride follows four Aussie blokes, Jim, Anton, Terry and Craig, who trade their wheelchairs for quad bikes and ride 5000 kilometres across Australia to visit the crash sites where they were injured as young men.

It shows the group’s race against time and the elements as they travelled from Perth to Birdsville via Uluru and The Simpson Desert to arrive at the final crash site.

They battle through exhaustion, mud, deserts and floods to complete the ride.

Producer Sandra Cook said the film was about dispelling the stigma of what it means to be disabled and to raise awareness about road safety.

The executive producer and one of the film’s stars, Jim Cairns, said the story was about resilience and rising up over adversity.

He said the camaraderie shown reveals a hilarious insight into the subculture of disability, as the men openly discuss sex, marriage and catheters.

“As a group, we wanted to make a documentary to highlight the potential impact of motor vehicle accidents to your body, family, employment and future potential,” he said.

“We thought this was important because all of us, at one time, had to completely rebuild our lives.”

The film will be screened in Victor Harbor, Goolwa and Strathalbyn.

Each screening will be followed by a question and answer session with one of the men featured in the film, as well as Jim and Sandra.

The film will be screened at the following times;

Victor Harbor: Friday, October 3, Victor Harbor RSL Sub-Branch clubrooms, Coral Street, 2pm and 7pm screenings.

Strathalbyn: Saturday, October 4, Senior Citizens Hall, Parker Ave, 7pm.

Goolwa: Sunday, October 5, Goolwa Uniting Church hall, Collingwood St, 7pm.

Cost is $5 adults, gold coin for students. Tickets can be purchased on 8536 5800 or bought at the door.

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