For the cyclist in your life - Cycling photography prints of the Great Cycling Climbs. Including the iconic climbs of the Pyrenees, the Dolomites, the French, Italian, and Swiss Alps. From the Stelvio Pass to the Col du Galibier, the Col du Tourmalet to the Col d'Aubisque and the Passo Gardena. This fine art contemporary photography, in colour and black and white, captures the fundamental beauty and grandeur of the cycling mountain climbs featuring every year in the Tour de France, the Tour de Suisse and the Giro d'Italia.
Outside is free
It's important to understand that cyclists are fanatics. It comes with the territory. Don't expect them to be normal. To them, cycling 27km. up a mountain for no apparent reason is normal, they do it to stay normal, at least on the outside. They do it for the challenge, because they can, for the thrill of it, for the buzz. For the incredible sense of elation that comes with being in the middle of a landscape so impressive it takes your breath away. To know without a shadow of a doubt this is a good day, a great day, a day to remember, a day that counts.
Who doesn't want that in their life?
There could be a million things on your mind as you start climbing the Col du Galibier. Your upcoming marriage, your recent or imminent divorce, the birth of your first child. The boss you hate or the job you love.
These essential considerations will eventually be reduced to just one concern. Getting to the top of this climb.
The Sa Calobra is a gift for cyclists. It winds its way up from the sea onto the shoulder of the Puig Major, Mallorca's highest mountain. Situated in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. The Sa Calobra has over 200,000 Strava entries ranging from under 24 minutes to six and a half hours. Just enough time to take in the view.
Hotshot boy racers and weekend warriors buzz like angry wasps up and down the Stelvio, looking for satisfaction but finding none.
Meanwhile, boys and girls on bicycles quietly concentrate, stick to their task, hold their cadence, rhythm, and belief. Climbing this mountain doesn’t mean anything unless you do it with your own efforts, under your own power.
Fantastic photography of the Col du Galibier, so evocative of this part of the French Alps. The photography print quality is excellent. I am hoping to ride and buy the entire collection eventually. I just wish my pictures turned out like these!
— George USA
Just received my A1 colour Passo Gardena, an absolutely stunning piece of artwork. Far better than anything else I have seen. A true exemplar of professional creative cycling photography. Beautifully packed and wrapped with attention to the tiniest detail to ensure it arrived in pristine condition. Thanks very much.
— Geoff UK
I was given an A1 black and white print of Life is a Road for my birthday recently. It has been up on the living room wall for a couple of months now and I just love it! Such a beautiful picture, makes me smile every time I look at it. Good work David.
— Stefan. Germany
All cycling photography prints are fine art Giclée prints, printed on 308gsm Hahnemühle fine art paper. All prints are of the highest quality, bleach free, and will last many years.
All prints are bespoke, hand printed to order products. Please allow a few working days for printing and dispatch.
Outside is free
The beauty and power of black and white photography are in the structure and form. Stripped of the distraction of colour, the structure and form are revealed. The Stelvio, The Galibier, Alpe d'Huez, Sa Calobra or the St. Gotthard Pass all have an abundance of structure, form, and shape. The roads that work themselves up and around the mountain passes are just helping to frame raw nature.