Rás na mBan

Velosure Starley Primal Pro Cycling’s ladies took on the rough track of Rás na mBan, the Women’s Tour of Ireland. They competed over six stages in five days along the windy and wet west coast.

Pro Cycling is a unique cycling team, armed with the lowest operating budget amongst UK rivals. During this tour, the team was running on a skeleton crew of Director Sportif, Graham Pearce, and Nick Webster. Nick captured the race while also assisting the team in traveling to each stage, maintaining bicycles, and making sure the riders kept up their energy. 

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    Nick Webster

    Ireland

    Sony α7II Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS 1/125sec, f/11, ISO 250

    As always, a roll-out start to ensure the cyclists can start out in relative safety. For this event we had a guest rider, Claire Munton

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    Nick Webster

    Ireland

    Sony α7II Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS 1/125sec, f/11, ISO 400

    Within 10 minutes the call came over the in-car radios that there was a crash and two riders were down. Unfortunately, one of the riders was ours

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    Nick Webster

    Ireland

    Sony α7II Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS 1/125sec, f/11, ISO 250
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    Nick Webster

    Ireland

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    Nick Webster

    Ireland

    Sony α7II Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS 1/250sec, f/8, ISO 100

    Not even 10km in and we were down 1/3 of our team. Thankfully the remaining two riders made-it through the stage Stage 2 was 120km along the windy and wet coastline of Western Ireland. Narrow road meant that incidents were bound to happen.

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    Nick Webster

    Ireland

    Sony α7II Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS 1/250sec, f/6.3, ISO 100

    It was going well for 80km, then Gaby Leveridge was taken-out on a corner, This meant a 40km ride to the finish with blood and bruises alone without the protection of the Peleton.

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    Nick Webster

    Ireland

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    Nick Webster

    Ireland

    Sony α7II Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS 1/800sec, f/4, ISO 800

    Stage 5 was a fast-paced short circuit race

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    Nick Webster

    Ireland

    Sony α7II Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS 1/200sec, f/5.6, ISO 100

    After a third crash in three days, on the final lap of the fast and furious stage 5, where one rider going-down took out more than a dozen riders, Gaby sounds-off to D.S. Graham Pearce.

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Nick Webster

Nick Webster

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Photography has always been a passion for me. This is true whether it is a professional commission to create the Art Director's original vision and concept, or a personal level, striving to make the impossible possible. I often combine both natural and artificial light to create a style recognizable as mine, whether shooting in a studio or on a mountainside.

I was formerly a club photographer for Tottenham Hotspur and worked with leading motorsport teams, extensive cycling and snow sports.  My work, both commissioned and un-commissioned, has been published in national and international publications. I have worked with global corporations and businesses for advertising campaigns, editorial and promotional use. 

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