The Frozen Road

A self-filmed account of cycling through the Canadian Arctic in winter, Ben discovers the wonders, terrors and frustrations of travelling alone.



Ben Page


Ben Page

Running time

24 minutes

Country / Nationality

UK, Canada

Our Judges say:

Listen to the wolves howl as a round-the-world-cyclist shivers in the frozen Canadian wastes.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

An outstanding film capturing the true spirit of adventure. Ben Page’s solo journey by bike across a frozen wasteland with all its highs and lows.

Anna Paxton

An inspired way to look at a round the world cycle trip by taking one small section and picking it apart. I must watch it this year SHAFF Film Festival. And he's from Yorkshire.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this short film charts my winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as I completed my bike ride up the American continent. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude. 

Yet, as I came to realise, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romantic images I’d held of this land. 

The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on my solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration I experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world's 'last great wildernesses'.