Capturing Great Cycling Races – Tour of Britain

Glasgow, Tour of Britain

There’s no shadow of a doubt that the 2019 Tour of Britain was a momentous occasion with many nail-biting moments. With leads as large as 49 seconds thwarted by the hard work and
the effort of the other cyclists, there are so many excellent moments in cycling and it’s hard to remember them all…

Glasgow, Tour of Britain
Tour of Britain – Grand Depart, Glasgow 2019

I love watching cycling, much like the millions of other fans out there I lap up the excitement, the ups’ and downs’ the trials and tribulations each cyclist has to face throughout a race. To keep those memories alive, I very often found myself browsing the internet looking for those historic moments I remember seeing on the TV, so I can recreate them in my art!

I took it upon myself to capture each and every exciting moment. Be it a lone cyclist breaking out from the peloton…

The Final Mile
The Final Mile

or the sheer look of relief on their faces as they pass the finish line…

Gloss painting - crossing the finished line
Gloss painting – crossing the finished line.

I bring to you all the way from the starting line of Tour of Britain 2019 in Glasgow, on that cold Saturday morning through to the finish line in Manchester, all the exciting moments in the form of art:

The Grand Depart from Glasgow
Tour of Britain Stage 1: The Grand Depart from Glasgow

Paintings With A Twist

When it comes to choosing a moment to paint, I review hours of footage looking for the perfect mix of emotion and the settings to bring the piece together, allowing each painting
to tell its very own story…

Using gloss paint - dripping paint from a palette knife.
Using gloss paint – dripping paint from a palette knife.

Using gloss paint as the base of my paintings I slowly drip it off of my palette knife onto the canvas allowing the paint to run free and take its own journey just like each and every cyclist
in the race, expressing their freedom and agility in moving…

Gloss Painting – Team Movistar Closely Followed Around The Bend

Once the gloss paint has dried and finished creating its story, I delicately add colour using acrylic paint to add extra detail into the picture to really portray the current situation in the
painting, bring it to life. If it is showing the movement around a corner, the determination on their face as they climb a steep hill or even their incredible strength, I make it my job to ensure it’s shown
in the painting:

Quitting Won't speed Up The Ride
Quitting Won’t speed Up The Ride

Spoiler warning, and congratulations!

I would like to share a massive congratulations to the winner of the Tour of Britain, Mathieu Van Der Poel. What an athlete you are, conquering each and every challenge imaginable to
come out on top, completely well deserved!

Also a huge congratulations to Jacob Scott (King of Mountains Title), Matt Holmes (Best British Rider), Matteo Trentin (Cetaphil points jersey), Rory Townsend (Eisberg sprints jersey) and Dylan van Baarle (Wahooligan combativity award)!

Tour of Britain - Pursuit To Victory
Tour of Britain – Pursuit To Victory

And of course, a huge thank you extends to everyone who took part, you all played a vital role in providing such an amazing experience and exciting experience! I will try my best to
capture each and every moment!

Keep your memories alive!

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