We're very excited to be shooting the first Velo 29 event and our first event of the season this weekend at York-Leeds-York! Passing the famed Harewood House, where the Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2014 was hosted, this is set to be a truly epic experience for the riders and for us too. With the weather on the up it's looking set to be a cracking day out with a chance of some rain.
We will be photographing all three distances including the Short at 40 miles, Medium at 63 miles and Long at 101 miles. We're expecting to see some riders with tired legs, but don't forget to look out for us and give us a wave. We'll be in our bright yellow Dare2B jackets and we'll be the ones with the massive cameras! Photos will be available to purchase after the event and we're offering a 10% discount to anyone who pre-registers with us here before the event. You'll be the first to find out when the photos go live too.
New to the MyBibNumber event photography for 2018, we're excited to be adding the Velo29 event series. Velo29 put on the hottest sportives and the coolest races in the UK. This year we'll be following them from Crewe to Ravenscar and beyond. The routes range from 40 to 200miles and include the Yorkshire Beast, which is arguably the toughest ride in the UK. With routes taking in Buttertubs, Mow Cop and Rosedale Chimney (all of which feature in Britain's 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs), some of the Velo29 routes have a real sting in the tail. With short, medium and long options at some events, however, there really is something for everyone. We're looking forward to waiting atop some hills in the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Peak District.
Up first we will be heading to Harewood House on 10th March for the York-Leeds-York Velo29 event. Having hosted the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014, this is set to be a truly stunning start location for the event. We'll be out on the course so remember to keep smiling through the pain of those burning thighs...
On Saturday we are excited to be getting our season of event photography underway at Rat Race Mighty Deerstalker in the (probably snow covered) Scottish Borders. We photographed this event for the first time last year and had a decent workout carrying a generator and lights up to the top of the infamous scree slope to snap runners as the pain really set in. OK, we may have used a 4x4 for some of it...
This night race offers a challenge to participants and a challenge to us as event photographers at MyBibNumber too. Rest assured we will be out on the course come rain or snow.... Don't forget to fasten your bib number on tight and give a wave or a smile through the pain when you see our MyBibNumber event photographers out on the course.
Pre-register here and you can save 10% off all digital orders and be the first to know when our Rat Race Mighty Deerstalker 2018 photos are live.
If it's your first time and you want a sneak peak at what you'll be facing on Saturday, then check out the Rat Race Mighty Deerstalker 2017 photos.