Journal / Photography

  • Around the World with Rutland CC pt.2

    Can you tell us about that morning that you woke up with the Indian guys with shovels stood around your tent? The photo of the guys with the shovels was, in fact, Pakistan – this was our first night in Pakistan on the road north. We flew in from Athens and landed in Karachi. The flight was one to remember, it was packed full of Pakistani’s – Coucho got sat next to a Pakistani guy on the flight and tried to make conversation, in very slow English he asked the guy “what’s it like in Pakistan” – the guy answered...

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  • Miles Munchers #1 ~ Felix Ormerod

    I’ve always had a fascination with cycling images from the past. In the early rise of the internet, I collected photos on a hard-drive and posted them on a Tumblr account. This lead to online conversations with many people from all over the cycling world. I still like scouring the web for images of cycling past. I am fascinated by the history of club rides and personal stories and how the bike plays a roll in the lives of so many people. Some of the best tales and rides are done by those who wouldn’t even declare themselves athletes! I introduced...

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  • The Upper Derwent Valley

    We started our walk at the Cutthroat Bridge car park on the A57. I have walked and cycled around the woodland-fringed parts of the Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs many times so I decided a different approach was necessary.  I have never been up to the Millstone grit escarpment that lies on Derwent Edge and when you get up to the junction and the moors that lie above, it feels altogether different in contrast to the valley, much of which is clothed in woodland and braken. The steep-sided valley edge gives way to miles of bare and largely featureless moorland apart...

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  • The Mam Nick Hill Climb 2018

    It appears the weather is consistently bleak for the Mam Nick climb, this year was no different. 40mph winds and drizzle made for a epic spectacle with the first rider off at 10.01am. A swirling gale looked to occasionally help the riders on the lower slopes, before becoming a hazardous crosswind half-way up and a brick-wall headwind over the top.  61 riders had signed up to tackle the climb including the current record-holder Paddy Clark and a debut for European Champs silver-medalist and cross-country running star Hatti Archer.   On the day it was Andy Nichols (Team B38/Underpin) who took the win...

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  • Alport Castles - The UK's Biggest Landslide

    We started our walk at 10am in the Derwert Valley beneath the stone ramparts of the Derwent dam with a cup of tea. Fairholmes car-park apparently has a history of its own, I found this out afterwards after noticing the crumbling foundation of the farm and doing some research when I got home. During the construction of the reservoirs the car-park was a masons’ yard it would have likely reverberated the sounds of workers' cutting and shaping stone for the the dams.    Leaving the valley our route climbs up through Lockerbrook Coppice. Leaving the trees, the route follows the top edge of...

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  • Sheffield GP 2018

    A night to remember at Sheffield GP.  All images by Thom Barnett.   

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  • Otley GP 2018

    A view of Otley GP with Dave Coulson and the Cycling Sheffield team.  All images by Thom Barnett.   

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  • Lincoln GP 2018

    A ride to Lincoln to watch the Grand Prix.  All images by Thom Barnett. 

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  • Tour de Packhorse

    5 men, 181.4 miles, 18,307 feet, 4 British county's, 2 days, 1 cheese board. The weekend that will be forever remembered as the Tour de Packhorse.    All photos by Thom Barnett 

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  • A View of Spring

    March 2018 was interesting. Nice clear days plus some snow filled ones.  We made some developments on the Mamnick showroom extensions in Sheffield with Simon. I watched Rowan at Hunk Print melt frozen pipes with his heat gun (between printing t.shirts). I discussed pocket-square designs with Steve (Dry British) down the pub. We did a little Yomp with Fliss and Ian from Campbell-Cole (and their dog Fred) and in contrast, a little pub-Yomp with Ben through snowy parks, over frozen ponds to watch the footie on a Sunday afternoon.  All these people play a part in Mamnick in one form or another.  All images...

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