The photography duo behind some of the most beautiful images in women’s cycling will produce a coffee table album if enough backing can be achieved.
Balint Hamvas and Sean Robinson – the photographers behind Velofocus (opens in new tab) – travel the world capturing the endeavours of the women’s peloton every year and now want to produce a printed chronicle.
The pair have been instrumental in raising the profile of women’s cycling, by providing high quality images of racing not always broadcast on TV.
“They take amazing photos and play such a huge role in helping women’s cycling get the coverage it deserves”, said Cervelo-Bigla’s Ashleigh Moolman Pasio.
The hardcover edition will share the stories of the 2017 season, with photos from every UCI Women’s World Tour Race as well as containing exclusive editorial on key riders and themes.
The duo have set a goal of £20,000 and have until July 22 to reach the target. If the project goes ahead, books will be printed in November to be shipped in time for Christmas.
One album costs £35, though pledgers can boost their contribution to have their name printed in the book.
Hamvas has experience launching via the Kickstarter programme, having produced annual chronicles from the cyclocross world with backing since 2010.
In a launch video, Robinson explained: “The internet is a great place for speedy photos, but there’s something special about capturing a moment in print."
Commenting on the chance to see the pictures printed, Wiggle High5’s Annette Edmondson said: “The photos are so good that to see them put into a book would be fantastic.”
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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan is a traditional journalist by trade, having begun her career working for a local newspaper, where highlights included interviewing a very irate Freddie Star (and an even more irate theatre owner), as well as 'the one about the stolen chickens'.
Previous to joining the Cycling Weekly team, Michelle was Editor at Total Women's Cycling. She joined CW as an 'SEO Analyst', but couldn't keep her nose out of journalism and in the spreadsheets, eventually taking on the role of Tech Editor before her latest appointment as Digital Editor.
Michelle is a road racer who also enjoys track riding and the occasional time trial, though dabbles in off-road riding too (either on a mountain bike, or a 'gravel bike'). She is passionate about supporting grassroots women's racing and founded the women's road race team 1904rt.
Michelle is on maternity leave from July 8 2022, until April 2023.
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