This year we’ve reached out to several local Photographers who will be covering the races in our region. Here they introduce themselves and show off a couple of their favourite images. We’re always looking to add in local bloggers, photographers and videographers to help share our passion for racing – if this is you please get in touch!
All season long our aim is to show off our fantastic racing from the grassroots first-timer through to our fastest local racers. If you’d like to get involved yourself lease tag us on Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #londonxleague or #ekcx – our favourite photos, blogs and videos may even win a few spot prizes along the way…
Here’s some of our Contributors;
I’ve been a Freelance photographer for over 15 years mainly covering sport but not exclusively. As a keen cyclist myself having the opportunity to cover a sport I love was incredible. I have covered a lot of cycling events for various publications including The Tour of Britain, the Tour Series as well as UCI world Cyclocross and more regional and national cyclocross events than I can remember.
Born in Wales grew up in South East London, now living in Kent with my wife. In my younger years did a bit of competitive cycling for about 20 years which was one of the best thing I ever did after leaving school. As you may have guessed or seen I do photograph a lot of cycling events, it seemed a good place to renew my photography passion.
I’ve been taking photos semi-professionally here and there since my teens but since poor health put a blocker on my own racing in 2020, I’ve been using cameras as a way to stay involved in the sport. Naturally my focus has ended up shifting and I am now taking photography more seriously. I’m hoping to make a return to riding the league ASAP but in the meantime I’ll enjoy watching & photographing everyone else suffer instead.
Nigel Rumsey is a documentary photographer based in Gravesend, Kent. His work has focused on various subjects over the years but mainly in the areas of social documentary and community. He recently spent a season documenting the Full-Gas Winter Track League at the Lee Valley Velodrome.
Living in Buckinghamshire and riding for Veloccino Squadra Donne,GemmaI took up cycling after a long term knee injury prevented me from running. I decided to give cyclocross a go the following year, having no idea what it was or more importantly, what to do. In January 2020 she competed in the National Championship and hit her goal of top 20 Senior Women (just!). Gemma is a blogger and also co-hosts a cycling podcast for Veloccino.
I’ve always been fascinated by photography and racing bikes, so now I use some of my spare time helping the LCCA with their website. I run a small development team of U23 racers, I support a travel company and my full time job is building bespoke steel and carbon bikes, so my photography usually shows off all kinds of interesting tech and a broad range of riders and races from grassroots events and multiday trips through to national and World Cup level racing.
We need you! We’re always looking for photographer’s, videographer’s and bloggers to join our team of contributor’s – If you can help please get in touch!