Author Archive for Joe Hall

  1. 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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  2. Kit de Triomphe

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    On Sunday 26th July 2015, Team Sky rode victoriously onto the cobbles of the Champs-Élysées, having won one of the greatest and toughest Tour de France’s in the last decade. Finishing three weeks of incredible toil and sacrifice on Europe’s most prestigious boulevard, the riders rode in formation in a distinctive, yellow detailed kit change-out. Christopher Froome, his teammates, colleagues and friends, celebrated in style. But there was a lot of work done behind the scenes to get the kit and vehicles ready and waiting for riders and staff in Paris.

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  3. Riviera Hustle

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    The French Riviera is a hotbed for professional cyclists. The temperate weather, access to some of Europe’s finest mountain passes and roads, and the riches only a mediterranean lifestyle can…

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  4. A History of Racing Eyewear Part I: André Leducq

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    To celebrate summer, grand tours and the heritage of road racing fashions we present portraits of iconic riders epitomising the epoch (and eyewear) they competed in. First up it’s André Leducq, the strong-chinned Parisian who holds the third highest number of Tour de France stage wins and two overall victories at the race.

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  5. Colophon

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    We visited the studio of Edd Harrington and Anthony Sheret, partners at London type foundry Colophon, for a conversation about their work and the caps they designed for Rapha to mark this month’s Tour of California.

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  6. Nick Offord

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    Bethnal Green is the beating heart of east London. A heart that’s been broken and unbroken many times, it’s an area that contains both contemporary and the contorted faces of the capital’s fashion, art and finance industries.

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