It was by a streak of opportunistic luck that i came across this final of the Tour of Britain cycle race in London tis weekend. I’d planned to be in the city on a two day photographic workshop but sadly this was cancelled by the organiser last minute. Having already paid my accommodation and hotel fees i decided to just head down anyway and have a self indulged weekend of photography shooting some city architecture and some street photography. It turned into a weekend of good fortunes, more about this in my next blog.
Anyway, i managed to catch up with a fellow photographer and London Cabbie Terry Gibbins who happened to mention that there was a cycle race on the Embankment on Sunday. I was planning to head into the city on that day to shoot some LE stuff around the Gherkin and Lloyds building and figured there would be less people around on a sunday. There was in a way but it was full of traffic that was being diverted due to the race so was not as peaceful as i had hoped. So, with a morning spent there i decided to grab the tube and head over to Westminster for the last few hours before heading home from Kings Cross. After getting off the tube at Westminster i found that i was right in the epicentre of the race. What i’d seen earlier must have been some warm up heats as the actual race hadn’t started. The place was full of people but i somehow managed to find a clear spot that looked straight down the start/finish line. Not sure how i managed that one but it was a prime spot i wasn’t go into give up so decided to get comfy and enjoy the race. The atmosphere was amazing with entertainment provided by the band of the Coldstream Guards and then some very enthusiastic DJ/Compare. Anyway the images below are just a selection of what i took, im not sure of all the competitors names but Sir Bradley Wiggins was in there somewhere, hope you like them!!
I’ll have a full roundup of my weekend in London coming soon but please feel free to leave a comment and why not stop by my website to see more of my work.