Professional cycling must be one of the toughest sports around, however I have never once Photographed a cycle race, so today I put that right by setting off for the County Down coastal town of Donaghadee where the towns community centre saw riders from numerous clubs across Ireland gather to register for the North Down GP including my oul mate Gavin.
Although it was dry, warm and sunny there was a strong wind to add to the challenge facing the men and women taking on the challenge of the North Down GP on the winding, undulating, bumpy tarmac roads on the County Down coast. Some of the bicycles on show were worth a few thousand pounds such is the technology in the modern road bike today.
I aimed my trusty Nikon’s at the fast paced blur of vividly coloured racers utilising a wide angle and a zoom to mix it up a bit to try and get a variety of Photographs in the few laps available. It was a pleasure to Photograph the event with no officials on a power trip telling me where I could and couldn’t stand. It was my first time Photographing a bicycle race in Northern Ireland but it won’t be my last.
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