Last years event here was a bit of a mud-fest. Today wasn’t quite so much – although the rain threatened at one point.
Cyclocross provides a fantastic backdrop for photography. Like a criterium, you’re right in amongst the action. But it happens in winter, and so there can be some real moodiness and drama in the lighting. Add to that the sheer intensity that is writ across the dirty faces of the riders. It’s a great place to capture the gritty, emotional, and physical intensity that draws me to bike racing.
Thanks to all the riders and organisers. If you haven’t been to a race before – get along to one. They are great fun. Scottish Cyclocross has all the news.
A selection of photographs can be viewed in an interactive presentation by clicking on the frame below.