The Bike Life

Sport has always played a massive part in my life from the first time my grandad took me along to Springfield Park to Wigan Athletic, to the time I played professional rugby league right through to my Ironman triathlon adventures.

One constant throughout all of this has been cycling. I love riding my bike and got my first one aged 9 and have never looked back. I have travelled all over the north-west on two wheels, I even rode the legendary Lands End to John O'Groats route in 9 days back in the mid-nineties.

So, naturally, I gravitated towards photographing bike races, both locally and across Europe. I have been so fortunate to have stood in the blistering heat on the slopes of Mont Ventoux on Bastille Day during the Tour de France and on the cobbles of a rain-swept hill in Belgium when the hard men of the sport raced in the Tour of Flanders.

I have uploaded a small gallery of my favourite images for you to view and I hope these convey the amazing feelings I had behind the lens.

For now, I will leave you with my most favourite shot of all time. Peter Sagan wearing the Green Jersey in the Tour de France on the slopes of Mont Ventoux. I just love this image for so many reasons.

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