Mountain Bike UK Magazine has just dropped and it’s got a nice double page spread from yours truly. Back in November 2016 I was commissioned for some mountain bike photography at the Kinlochleven Enduro, which I’ve written about here. I already had it pegged as one of the best races, I photographed during the whole of 2016. As a race photographer, I see a lot of events, both behind the scenes and often from the riders perspective. So it comes as no surprise that MBUK also rank the Kinlochleven Enduro highly, as possibly; “The UK’s Toughest Race.”
Working as a Mountain Bike Photographer
This image is taken near the start of stage one of the Kinlochleven Enduro, as rider Seb tackles the snowy descent. As a mountain bike photographer, I get the opportunity to travel to some special locations. Few are as eye-catching as the Highlands of Scotland, especially under a blanket of snow. Throw a mountain bike & rider into the picture and for me, it’s a perfect image. It had been a long hike up to this point in the course. The clouds had been hanging low, covering the surrounding mountains and I wasn’t hopeful for a great view. Then just as the riders started to drop in, the sun poked out from behind a cloud as the Pap of Glencoe appeared.
When magazines, like MBUK use images like this, it makes all the hard work worth while. Seeing the images on a computer screen is one thing, but having photographs printed in magazines is why I do this work. If you are into mountain biking, then grab a copy of the magazine (January 2017). I would love to know what you think, so let me know in the comments below.
The NoFuss Kinlochleven Enduro 2017
Like 2016, the NoFuss Kinlochleven Enduro will be an Enduro World Series (EWS) qualifier, the only one in the UK. If you love enduro racing, then this is a must-do event, not just an EWS qualifier, but perhaps the UK’s Toughest Race – sign up now before it’s too late.