- Film producer cycles Dick Turpin’s legendary journey
- April 12, 2011 | 0 Responses
Film producer Dale Nichol might have taken out bicycle insurance before setting off on his ride following the footsteps of legendary highwayman Dick Turpin.
The 48-year-old started from Epping High Street and travelled 209 miles to Turpin’s grave in York.
He hopes to raise awareness and funds for his latest project, which will be a movie about the life of the infamous robber.
“People thought I was mad, but have bent over backwards to help me,” he said.
Mr Nichol explained that he started to research the bandit while working as an actor at the York Dungeons museum.
While he hopes to make the film as “historically accurate as possible”, the producer’s own attempt at the epic journey was not entirely true to life.
Rather than travel on his faithful steed Black Bess, Mr Nichol may have had to have taken out bicycle insurance, as this was the only form of transport available to him.
According to the York Dungeon website, those who visit to find out about Dick Turpin will discover the truth about the robber, who “awaits his death at the gallows”.