As many of you may be aware, I’m a big cycling fan; As the Olympics in London got closer, I started planning how I was best going to see the various road racing events that passed through my part of the city. On the opening Saturday of the games, I watched the mens road race pass through Bushy Park; I was fortunate enough to get tickets for Box Hill and the Women’s Road Race on the Sunday; and on Wednesday 1st August, I met up with friends to watch the Time Trial riders zipping through Kingston and Hampton Wick.
I had a good position on the fence for the Men’s Time Trial, and as Bradley Wiggins approached, I held out my phone and took a quick picture. I was pretty pleased with the result! I know enough about sports photography to confidently say that I got lucky, as photographing live sporting action involves a lot more expertise than simply pressing a button on an iphone; that being said, when I floated the idea of running a print edition of this image, the response was very positive.
So, with help from Metro Imaging, I’m releasing this photograph in an edition of 50. Each print will be on sale for £55, with £5 of every sale being donated to The Bradley Wiggins Foundation. The photograph is being printed by Metro Imaging in Clerkenwell, using Hahnemühle’s fantastic Photo Rag 308gsm paper. Here’s a video of exactly what you’ll receive in the post if you buy a print…
The Bradley Wiggins Foundation aims to promote participation in sport and encourages people to exercise on a regular basis; supports keen and talented athletes from all sports who have the potential of taking their talent to the next level; and provides equipment or facilities to allow participation in sport as an individual, through clubs, local communities or schools.
I’m sure you’ll all agree that after watching the Team GB athletes inspirational performances across a number of disciplines, its important that we continue to encourage young people to get involved in sport at a grass roots level, not only to find future champions but to facilitate active and healthy lifestyles.
If you’d like to purchase a print, please get in touch with me via the email address on my contact page and we can take it from there.
Note: I’m away on a long distance cycle ride from 12th August (today!) until the 20th August but will try to respond to any order requests.