The featured photograph is one of many that I took whilst covering a charity bike ride in Israel, and is one of my favourite. I had been doing PR photography for a London charity and was asked if I would cover the bike ride and to ‘capture’ it for editorial use, and for an exhibition. Being a keen cyclist and a documentary photographer I jumped at the opportunity. I covered a further two bike rides, each being 200 miles, with many hills and much off road cycling.
The bike rides were amazing fun, but hard going as I was also riding a bike and not travelling in a support lorry. I rigged up a small camera bag on the front of the bike for basic accessories, including film, and had the camera around my neck, securing it with tape so as not to keep bashing me. The main problem when doing such bike rides is keeping sand and grit out of your equipment, and making sure to drink plenty of water. Thankfully I managed both.
The photograph was taken using a Nikon FM2 camera with a 35mm lens, using Fuji colour film.
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