How to take better cycling photos

Looking to pap a rider during a race, or want to take better pictures in the mountains? We've got tips from a pro

Lacets de Montvernier. Image: Michael Blann

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It’s hairpins that always get me. There’s an exquisite right hand swoop about a mile from my house, it features on a regular training ride and has tormented me from day one.

The scene looks like a tantalisingly good picture to the naked eye yet the quality simply won't allow itself to be recreated with a camera. At least not by me.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.