Photography

  1. Vive le Tour

    Words: | Photography: Emily Maye | Interview: David Evans | Date:

    Emily Maye’s latest exhibition, Vive le Tour, opens at the Rapha Cycle Club New York on 7th July. Before the photos go on display, and the opening-night wine is uncorked, we took some time to chat with Emily about the inspiration behind the show.

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  2. Magnum Cycling

    Words: | Photography: Stuart Downie | Date:

    Earlier this year author Guy Andrews and esteemed photographer Harry Gruyaert chaired a panel discussion to launch Magnum Cycling, a “visual survey of the relationship between the world’s best photographers…

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  3. The Distance Diaries: Part 2

    Words: Anonymous | Photography: Kendal Noctor | Date:

    Long-distance riding offers more time for reflection than any other discipline in the sport. ‘The Distance Diaries’ is a series of journals penned anonymously by a randonneur and, a few months on from the first, our rider laments a long-term injury, and the mental challenge of being in limbo.

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  4. Tropical Exposure

    Words: Danial Hakim | Photography: Danial Hakim & Zie Haqqin (Peloton Images Asia) | Date:

    When you think of Malaysia and cycling, the Tour de Langkawi comes to mind. Usually a battle between the best asian riders and up-and-coming european pros, the race has helped…

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  5. The Rapha Continental: the art of cycling

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    The Rapha Continental began in the USA’s Pacific Northwest with a man called Daniel Wakefield Pasley (DWP), who initially pitched the idea back in 2004. At that point Rapha had just arrived on the scene, launching in July during the Tour de France with a handful of distinctive products and a curious website.

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  6. The Distance Diaries: Part 1

    Words: Anonymous | Photography: Kendal Noctor | Date:

    Long-distance riding offers more time for reflection than any other discipline in the sport. ‘The Distance Diaries’ is a series of journals penned anonymously by a randonneur and this, the first in the series, is a revealing and personal tale of the obsession behind distance.

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  7. Just the tonic: Ginn sets new Australian record

    Words: Glen O’Rourke | Photography: Andrew Clifforth & Kirsty Baxter | Date:

    Three-time Olympic gold medallist rower Drew Ginn has found a new pursuit to channel his aerobic talent and love of hard efforts: long-distance cycling. On 27th November, the 41-year-old lined up at Brunswick Velodrome in Melbourne in Australia, aiming to break the 24-hour cycling world record of 890km. Training partner and good friend Glen O’Rourke was there to support Drew throughout his marathon effort, and tells the story of the ride.

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  8. Journey

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    Being a writer at Rapha can be tricky. After all, they say a picture paints a thousand words. So consider that Ben Ingham has taken something like 50,000 images (that’s before an edit) and has had at least 50 per year published online and in print since 2004. It’s hard to compete. The first Rapha brochure, with a grainy shot of a rider carrying his bike down a stairwell on the cover, contained merely a list of products at the back. The pictures did all the talking. And since then images of this ‘kind’ have had a huge impact on the way the cycling world looks at the sport. These days you can’t move for cycling photographers wrestling over the best angle of a BMC icebox or jockeying to frame Peter Sagan’s rear end.

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  9. Photo Essay: The 2015 UCI Asia Tour

    Words: Danial Hakim | Photography: Danial Hakim and Zie Haqqin (Peloton Images Asia) | Date:

    Despite the quest for marginal gains and scientific advantages with tools such as power meters, one thing that these modern contraptions and methods cannot measure is the panache of riders during races. This, and the excitement and romance of racing, is what draws us all to the sport and which we at Peloton Images Asia are lucky enough to spend our time trying to capture with photography.

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  10. Through the Lens

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    Andy Bokanev’s insight into his images from the Tour of California.

    The race passes so fast, a blur of color just above the road and against the California backdrop. Once it blows by the photographers dig themselves out of their perches or float by on the motos. In the case of Seattle’s Andy Bokanev, he sometimes walks up to the Rapha Mobile Cycle Club for an espresso and disappears again into the confusion of a race, be that into the team car or, if he’s lucky, on the bike himself (as he was with Rapha and friends at this year’s race up Mt. Baldy). Here you’ll find a selection of Bokanev’s images from the race along with what he was thinking as he shot them.

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  11. Return to Tohoku: Rikuzentakata

    Words: Lee Basford | Photography: Lee Basford | Date:

    March 11th will mark the fourth year since the east coast of Japan was devastated by a tsunami. Unsurprisingly, given the scale of the disaster, the people of the Tohoku region are still rebuilding.

    One of the cities in the region most affected was Rikuzentakata. Fifteen-metre high waves destroyed homes, buildings and lives, and what remains now is an overwhelming emptiness. Rikuzentakata was noted for its tree-lined coast, regarded as among the most beautiful landscapes in Japan. Tragically, after the disaster, only one of its 70,000 trees remained standing. It became known as ‘the miracle pine’. These days it’s miles of conveyor belts that follow the coastline, a sight in itself, snaking mechanically in and out of the distant mountains, from where they transport rocks to rebuild the land that was washed away.

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  12. When We Were Kings

    Words: | Photography: Oliver Soulas | Date:

    When We Were Kings is an exhibition of portraits and interviews with some of road racing’s greatest protagonists, by German artist Oliver Soulas. Opening this Friday 16th January at the Rapha Cycle Club Manchester, there will be the de rigueur food and drink plus a Q&A session with Oliver and Rouleur magazine’s assistant editor Andy McGrath.

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  13. Theatres of Cross: Nobeyama

    Words: Kenji Yamada | Photography: Ben Ingham | Date:

    Resting at an altitude of 1,345m, a couple of hours west of Tokyo in the Nagano prefecture, Nobeyama lies almost exactly at the midpoint of Japan’s main island, Honshu. At…

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  14. Theatres of Cross: Gloucester

    Words: Evan Mackenzie | Photography: Ben Ingham | Date:

    Gloucester, Massachusetts, is home to one of North America’s most prestigious cross races, the Gran Prix of Gloucester, which this year becomes Rapha Super Cross Gloucester. Held over the course…

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