Cycling illustrations & uncommon objects

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The Handmade Cyclist

Cycling has been my passion since my first set of wheels: I instantly fell in love with the freedom and speed of the bike.

From the cuts and grazes crashing off home-made jumps on my old shopping bike (my parents didn't buy me a BMX), to my first solo racing bike trips in the mountains around my childhood home. For as long as I can remember it’s always been about the bike.

I grew up in Ireland when that tiny country ruled cycling through the exploits of Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche. I remember cycling 30km in 1987 when I was 13 to see Roche's Tour de France victory parade in Dublin - at 13 my bike was my ticket to freedom.

With only the occasional race shown on television, I learnt about the races, heroes and history of cycling through well-thumbed magazines and books. I read of legends - the effortless style of Coppi, the defiance of Hinault, the all-consuming talent of Merckx and the iconic arenas of the sport -Koppenberg, Madonna di Ghisallo, Galibier, Gavia, Tourmalet.

Fast forward rather too many years. I still love cycling and now marry that passion to my love of design. I want the designs I create to tell the stories I love about this sport. The characters, the rides, the races, the villains, the legends. No other sport has more. Cycling has a place alongside the most storied and mythic sports, a sport that thrives on legendary escapades, impossible suffering, panache and derring-do. We crave the great escape that shapes a race, that defies the extremes of landscape and weather that make or break a champion. A fight against nature, against gravity, against the will of the pack.

I now have a small family - Wendy, my lovely wife, helps run the shop (I work in London working in the music industry) and tolerates my bike obsession. Margot, my daughter, is too young to ride yet, but loves being ferried around on the back of her mum’s bike. And Monty, my five-year-old son, flies up the hills like a little Contador. Doubtless I am projecting my own dreams onto him. But I also see the same joy in him that the bike gave me and gives all of us.

I hope that the designs capture just a touch of the magnificence of this sport. We're trying to create something that stand out, with stories to tell and legends to create, just like the books I read as a boy.

I hope you like them as much as I enjoy creating them - there's a lifetime of passion behind them.


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    Cycling has been my passion since my first set of wheels: I instantly fell in love with the freedom and speed of the bike. From the cuts and grazes crashing off home-made jumps on my old shopping bike (my parents didn't buy me a BMX), to my first

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Last updated on February 18, 2015
Cycling has been my lifelong passion. I love its myths, legends and icons. I love the pain and pleasure of cycling the world's epic roads.

The great climbs of the Alps and the Dolomites, the bergs of Flanders, the cobbles of Roubaix. Epic places sewn into the history of the sport. Each name resonant with stories of triumph and disaster.

In my art I'm trying to capture the essence of cycling's great races - man against the road.

All my artworks will produced with the highest quality paper and giclee inks I can source.

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If, for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, I will be happy to help you with a prompt refund.

Goods should be returned to me in original condition, within 10 days of the date of receipt.

Refunds will be made for the original purchase amount. I will not refund postage costs incurred in returning items for a refund. Please ensure that returns are sent via a tracked delivery method.
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Postage to the UK will be by standard first class post, unless your order value is more than £41, in which case a tracked delivery method will be used.

Postage to the USA will be by standard air mail, which is NOT tracked. If you would like tracked delivery, please contact me, but please note that the cost for this is $10.

I aim to despatch all items as fast as possible, but please allow 5 working days from the time of order for receipt (or 12 days to the USA/Worldwide). If you believe your item has been lost in transit, please contact me as soon as possible to advise me.

Custom designs and orders will of course take longer, I'll give you and estimated time before you place the order.

All items are shipped from the UK and postage prices do NOT include any local customs or import charges that you may incur due to shipping the item overseas.

All items are well packed prior to sending but if an item is damaged during shipping then I must be contacted as soon as possible.
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I try to take photographs that are as accurate as possible, but due to the difference in various monitors, colours may vary from the actual item.

I also describe my items as accurately as possible, so please check actual sizes quoted in the item description.

Photos and computer screens also struggle to fully show the texture and detail of prints.

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