Forget skin suit. There have been plenty of cyclists who’ve gone the birthday suit over the years, usually in the interest of publicity. In more recent times Britain’s former Track World and Olympic Champion Victoria Pendleton has revealed all for the cameras on several occasions, including a pre-2012 London Olympics shoot for GQ magazine. While … More RAW POWER
There’s funny. Then there’s cycling team photos. Of course things are a little different nowadays.
There’s no need for a group diagnosis. We already know we’re addicted to cycling. Yet as I type this, having woken this morning to yet another social media avalanche from friends currently pedalling their way across the most famous towns, bergs and cols in European cycling, it occurred to me there’s something we’re perhaps becoming … More Why cyclists love sign language
STORY UPDATE: This whole selfie thing, actively encouraged by some TDF teams including Tinkoff-Saxo, is really starting to blow up now. Not surprisingly fans are getting in the act as well trying to emulate their heroes and as Geraint Thomas suggested to The Guardian overnight it’s making things more than a bit dangerous out there. … More Riders have only their selfies to blame
AN OPEN LETTER TO MR BRIAN COOKSON OBE, UCI PRESIDENT Dear Mr Cookson, As you know, the 101st edition of the greatest event in our sport starts today in Yorkshire. It signals three spectacular weeks of drama and nail-biting excitement which the entire world will be watching, except perhaps for 198 million Brazillians who will be … More Please Brian, save out sport
Last December I was lucky enough to spend a weekend riding in the Victorian High Country with a small group of passionate rolleurs – and an extraordinarily talented photographer named Marcus who goes by the stage name of Beardy McBeard. Most Sydney club racers will know him, as he’s rather hard to miss with his … More Bearded wonder
This crash happened in the final sprint of a Waratahs CC race at Sydney’s Landsdowne Park in August 2010. It’s a pretty amazing shot. The more you look at it, the more stories you see. Can you spot the missing rear wheel? How about the dust cloud coming off the guy’s head?
Received these great photos from James and Joan last week. They’ve been travelling around western NSW and outback South Australia and spotted what appears to be a bicycle graveyard of sorts at a tiny place called Silverton about 30km north-west of Broken Hill.
I spend my most of my time writing about cycling. But sometimes I photograph it too. Which is why I’ve just set up a parallel photo blog at http://carbonaddictionphoto.wordpress.com/. Feel free to view, comment and share. And if you’re ever really keen on a particular shot, hi-res copies are available for purchase.
Sure I may be getting older. But Friday nights are still all about hitting clubs. Nowadays, of course, it’s cycling clubs. Last night saw another impressive turnout for both the LACC junior and senior track events at Lidcombe Oval. Check it out some time if you’re in Sydney, with or without your bike.