Photography by Dave Hayward
DigiDavesPhotos all things Cycling
CycloCross Season 2018 to 2019
Cycling Road & Time Trials
This page is all about cycling sport, packed with galleries of cycling events that I have photographed.
From cycling, mountain bike events, to charity rides. I 'm in my element behind a camera trying to capture that moment.
A moment that will only happen once.
Cycling photographers were never around when I was racing, there was the odd photographer attending local time trial events, but not very often.
My style is always evolving, capturing the essence of the racing, all my photographs can be found here, predominantly from events in Kent, and Surrey, sometimes Essex, but when the need arises I will travel.
Although I'm unable to compete in cycling races anymore my passion for the sport is still as strong as ever, sometimes I feel the riders pain when framing up a shot, showing the determination, the commitment, the concentration, that is showing on a riders racing face. For me, it is all about the face, when you know how to read a riders body language you'll know what I'm looking for.
Then there is the majestic beauty as riders cut through the landscape, reminding me how lucky we are to be doing what we do. As a rider, it is easy to miss what's around you when caught up in the moment. I hope some of that comes through in my work, helping to remember the race rather the suffering.
How do I buy an image?
Images can be bought direct from the galleries via a secure pay portal.
To buy images, find the one you want, view it in its large viewable size, you will find a Buy button towards the bottom, choose buy this photo, then you can choose a product. Paper prints or Digital downloads are the most popular products. There are many different products to choose from, you don't have to limit yourself to a small print, there are some great wall art products on offer.
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Cycling Sportives and Charity events to Corporate cycling rides
Brighton BigDog 2018
3 Tours Challenge in photos 2017
In 2017 I was privileged enough to photograph 4 guy's who had the bright idea to cycle the routes of all the 3 grand tours, The Giro (Tour of Italy), The Tour De France, and the Vuelta (Tour of Spain). May, July, Then August to September 3 months10,000 kilometres (6500.00 miles). The challenge was to cycle these routes to raise money for Cure Leukemia.
The Photos are a picture story about their journey, their suffering turning the pedals with the emotion of succeeding. This was not a race this was the biggest challenge of their lives who are passionate about the cause they are supporting.
Back In The SaddleBack: Is a book that was published in October 2017 by Face Publications written by Hayden Groves an award winning Chef who rode with Geof Thomas, Doug McKinnon, James Matlin. The book is a combination that brings together their journey with some food recipes of some the regions they passed through during their cycling journey.
The Book shows my photo work during this challenge.
May 2018 the book Back in the Saddle was entered for the World Gourmet best of publication to pick up 2 world awards for best Fitness and nutrition with Best Charity publication. So Far the book has raised £63,000 for Cure Leukaemia.
3Tours Challenge 2017
Back in the Saddle has become a world award winning book for 2018
"Lest we not forget Digi Dave’s fantastic photographs contributed to a very successful book."