It was nice to see Jonny Bellis back racing after his horror scooter crash. I asked for a photo of him signing on and I don’t think he was up for it, but I tried to loiter politely till I got the shot. He seems like a quiet guy really. He road round in a Bicycle Repair Man jersey- which is an Edinburgh shop. Keen to know more about how that came about!
Rapha’s classic citroen truck is a mobile coffee stall. Great coffees and surprisingly, reasonably priced! But it is the wealthy guy sneering at the t-shirts that makes this pic for me. At the time I wanted him out of shot but in the end I’m glad he’s there.
Kristian House was cool as a cucumber before the event, mingling in the grassmarket and relaxing with a coffee. When he got suited up for the pro race he was really on his game, chasing down the flying Evan Oliphant’s breakaway and then riding away himself to take the win.
This shot is overexposed but I liked Russ Downing’s National crit champion’s kit. I expected a good race from him but he wasn’t on it, and seemed to be blowing hard after a few laps. It was great to see local semi-pro Davie Lines dishing it to Downing out later on.
The unmistakable shoes of Brian Palmer of the Washing Machine Post.