Rough Rider

July 28th 2014, RTE One, 9:35pm
Duration: 89 minutes

Filmed over two years, this documentary feature film brings you into the world of professional cycling. Told against the backdrop of the fall of Lance Armstrong and the 2013 Tour de France, we follow former professional cyclist turned journalist, author and anti-doping advocate Paul Kimmage on a journey of loss and redemption.

A Wildfire Films / Ergo Films Production

In Association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board and RTE


Superb film, a sad story of unrequited love – Sunday Independent

Excellently paced, well crafted and beautifully filmed – Irish Times

Fantastic. Supremely compelling. -

Remarkable – Eoghan Harris, Sunday Independent

Fascinating – Mail On Sunday


Rough Rider from Wildfire Films.



Director Adrian McCarthy
Producers Martha O'Neill
Tony Whelan
Editor Mick Mahon
Cinematography Rónán Fox
Richard Kendrick
Composer Michael Fleming