Cobbles and Cadence

Bath is great for unusual events, there is always something going on and last week it was the Pearl Izumi Tour Series finale. The tour pitches teams of elite riders against each other on challenging city centre routes throughout the UK and having seen other rounds on TV I was looking forward to seeing it in the flesh. The course went though Victoria Park, over the cobbles of the Royal Crescent, round The Circus before charging down Gay Street towards a dangerous looking right hander back to the park. The pace is frantic; we witnessed one nasty crash and at one point the chap on the tannoy described the race as a blood Bath! 

Here are a few shots taken whilst strolling round the course. Bath is great to photograph on a summers evening and made a great backdrop to the event. 

Riding on cobbles on the Royal Crescent

Riding on cobbles on the Royal Crescent

Parade lap, Brock Street into the sun

Parade lap, Brock Street into the sun

Riders on The Circus

Riders on The Circus

Fast corner at the bottom of Gay Street

Fast corner at the bottom of Gay Street

Martin Bialoblocki winning the individual race

Martin Bialoblocki winning the individual race

Trials rider in front of the Royal Crescent

Trials rider in front of the Royal Crescent

Source: http://www.tourseries.co.uk/home.php