…veteran cycling photographer Graham Watson managed to land himself in a bit of hot water this week when he was caught out describing images of Greg Lemond on his website with the tag ‘fool’. Meanwhile a new generation of photographers are quickly making a name for themselves. I’ve mentioned Tim Kölln on this blog before, and his forthcoming book The Peloton is now available to pre-order. A collection of intimate portraits of the peloton captured over the past five years, each shot catches the riders immediately post race, and are accompanied by interviews that delve into the life of a professional cyclist…

…Sunday sees the 2010 National Hill Climb Championships take place on Dover’s Hill in Gloucestershire, with last year’s winner Dan Fleeman favourite for the title. He’ll have stiff competition however from Robert Gough who beat Fleeman earlier in the month at the Catford event, and from previous National Champion James Dobbin. Also riding are Kingston Wheeler clubmates Steve Irwin, John Storms and Maryka Semmena. Maryka, who was fastest woman on both the Catford and Bec this year should be one of the favourites, so good luck to her and to everyone else taking part…

…if riding in London sometimes feels like an infuriating mix of wanton masochism and aggressive self righteousness, then Matt Seaton’s description of riding in New York will make you feel happy for the tenuous grip our city still has on traffic regulations…

…it’s getting to that time of year again when that contraption of pain, the turbo trainer, is dusted off and long hard training sessions of cycling nowhere begins. I’ve mentioned them before, but the Sufferfest videos really are the best way to stay motivated to do these workouts, with a good mix of interval workouts set to pro race footage and up-tempo music. Their latest release, The Hunted, is set for release early November, and in the meantime you can watch the trailer here

…the latest ill-informed car manufacturer/bicycle collaboration comes from Maserati and Montane. As with any ‘statement’ bicycle it has the obligatory impractical gimmicks and stylings – curved tubing, impossibly aggressive saddle-handle bar drop – not least the single front disc brake. As ever, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I can certainly think of better ways of spending 3,000 Euros…

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