That’s it, The Road Book is finished! As I type this our books are making their way across Europe from the printers to our UK warehouse.
Pouring over photos from nearly 90 race days and distilling them down into our favourite photos, whilst trying to tell a story of the season was tough. 240 pages sounds like so much space to fill, but you soon find yourself making difficult decisions about which photos will make the cut. At the start of the process we found ourselves cherishing certain photos, many that hold special memories. By the final edit of the book some of them have been discarded onto the virtual editing room floor.
Having the chance to revisit our archive makes you look at the photos differently. Post race edits are a fast affair. Usually we’ll have 600-800 photos from any given race day, and everyone needs them now. Or ten minutes ago would be even better! 🙂 After a race whittling down those photos into a collection of 80 to 200 for editing takes about ten minutes, so at most, a few seconds to decide if you are going to keep or reject a photo. With another race just around the corner, these photos are rarely revisited. Taking time to reassess the photos for The Road Book we’ve rediscovered some hidden gems we’d overlooked or didn’t fully appreciate on the first review. They’re not always the race defining moments, but often those that we’ll remember fondly long after our photography careers have ended.
The book is now available to order and would make a great Christmas gift for cycling fans. It’s not everyday there’s an entire book dedicated to women’s cycling!
Before we get onto some photos from The Road Book, we want to give special thanks to a few people for their giving their time and expertise helping to bring The Road Book to life. Thank you, Anna van der Breggen, Coryn Rivera, Leah Thorvilson, OVO Energy Women’s Tour, Jeanine Laudy, Anne Marije Rook and Owen Rogers.
No words needed for Norway, just stunning scenery