We interrupt the Saturday sequence of pub signs
to bring you this little crop of knees recorded yesterday during Stage Six of the Tour of Britain Cycle Race, just before the top of the King of the Mountains stage at High Barns Farm near Corbridge.
Actually it's a bit nearer to Ovingham than Corbridge, but no matter; you can just about see Woolybill Towers near the top of the hill, south of the Tyne, in the far distance of #2, or would have done if I had panned up a bit. Just this once an essential detail is missing.
Quite a crowd from the EPZ Tynedale chapter had turned up to watch; at least one (MickyMc)
posted a shot yesterday. Mrswoolybill has done a reportage of her own which appears here
. I had hoped to try some experimental shots after getting a couple of 'bankers', such as panning with the fisheye for a laugh; however I only had time for a ranging shot of the breakaway before chancing my arm with manual pre-focus on the peloton.
Summary of Activity
Time spent standing waiting, chatting to cyclists and photographers and sizing up each other's equipment: One Hour.
Time spent watching the police advance guard, police outriders, press cars, police outriders, team cars, police outriders, support cars and police sweeper-uppers: 15 minutes.
Time spent watching the breakaway pass: 2 seconds.
Time spent watching the peloton pass: 5 seconds.
Serious cyclists might prefer the full frame V2
220mm, 1/500th sec. @ f8, ISO 800
Tour of britain 2008
Humour and fun
Sports and action