Fred Whitton Challenge
The Fred Whitton Challenge is a charity cyclosportive event held annually in the Lake District. It is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and the Dave Rayner Fund. It is held in memory of Fred Whitton. Fred was the racing secretary of the Lakes Road Club. He died of cancer at the age of 50 in 1998.
As much as I really enjoy being a professional wedding photographer based in Cumbria I still have a passion for events photography as well. Cycle races are particularly challenging as you only have one chance as cyclists race past. The Fred Whitton is a huge event with thousands of cyclists take part from all over the world in the 112 mile challenge.
For the Fred Whitton Challenge 2016 we positioned our cameras on the long climb out of Ullswater on the A5091 towards Dockray. There were loads of individual riders and teams taking part this year including local teams Honister 92 and Team XIII. Our professional cameras and flashguns were working flat out to make sure we captured the best shots possible.
Some great action shots
It was a brilliant morning and we got some great action shots in the bright sunshine. The weather conditions were perfect. If you are part of the cycling scene and are interested in having a look at the pictures from the Fred Whitton Challenge 2016 then please check them out in the Client Area and Sport section.
If you are a team rider or cyclist that would like some specific coverage or pictures or just want some further information please give us a call. There’s still the option of e-mail and telephone but there’s now the inclusion of an on-line enquiry form. It’s for those on the move that just need to make that initial enquiry.