I’ve recently returned from a few weeks in the Alps hiking and cycling up some of the classic climbs that resonate with cyclists for there history, and beauty. The landscapes were spectacular; the sheer scale and grander of the Verdon Gorge, the moonscape of the summit screes on the col d’Izoard, or the sinuous windings of the asphalt on the Col du Glandon.
I found the photographic conditions quite difficult, mornings saw the valleys in shadow protected from the suns rays by the mountains giving very contrasted images. Later the power of the sun was overwhelming washing out the sky. Below are some of the better images I took, hopefully the inspire you to get out on a bike and ride, its amazing where they can take you.