Cycling returned to Clitheroe after a ten year absence and it offered another opportunity to get the camera out and do something new to me. The Grand Prix is a challenging 900m course around the centre of the town – up the slow incline of Moor Lane and Castle st, then a swift descent down Wellgate and onto the flat of Lowergate. This is a race that can reward the more powerful riders and so it proved in the results.
Before the first race I ventured around the course in the opposite direction to the race, looking for good vantage points that wiould give different scenarios for the images. I opted to travel light with just a Canon 7D2 and a 100-400 lens which gave me good pulling power for the straights but worked against me at the tight corners, I will take a selection of lenses next time. It was an interesting challenge as there is so much going on in each shot; the riders tend to race in small groups and the backgrounds were busy too with spectators and barriers galore. Some shots from the event are shown below.