FireFlies Tour 2018 - End of Tour

20 July 18

Posted at 9:11

My collection of iPhone images from FireFlies Tour 2018

I don't think I will ever be able to express or tell you the full story about being part of the FireFlies Tour family. It's definitely one you have to experience yourself.

FireFlie Riders are all here for the same reason. To raise awareness and vital funds to help beat blood cancer with Bloodwise. As with most people, cancer has affected friends & family and although not cancer related my mum passed away March 23 from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) so this tour was definitely in her memory.

We arrive very early in Geneva, travel to basecamp ready for the following eight days of cycling. 1000km, 23 mountain climbs until we arrive in Cannes. Hopefully the photo's will help you see what a wonderful experience this was and I couldn't have wished for a better group of riders to complete this emotional journey with. 

As the Tour De France is in full flow eight of the mountain climbs in this years race have been completed by FireFlies riders in 2018, the most famous of them all is Alpe D'Huez which is Stage 12 of the Tour de France. As I watch the pro riders power there way up this mamouth climb it brings back emotional memories and a sense of achievement knowing that I was there in June but obviosuly a lot slower and probably look like I was in a lot more pain. It's 13.8 km (8.6 mi), with an average gradient of 8.1%, with 21 hairpin bends and a maximum gradient of 13%. All I could think of was the burger and chips waiting for me at the top. My official climb time was 2hr00min36sec. This was just one of the moutains we completed but for me the most memorable especially having just watched this on TV.

This was by far the hardest challenge of my life and one I will not forget. 

For thos interested please check out the below sites.

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FIREFLIES TOUR 2017 - 'For Those Who Suffer We Ride’

29 November 17

Posted at 8:47

FIREFLIES TOUR 2017 - 'For Those Who Suffer We Ride’

It's been an exciting year for me in photography and I've been very fortunate to have photographed many bands and artists performing live in and around London. I got to shoot many festivals including Glastonbury and document the streets of LA but it was spending time with a group of cyclists who participated in this years FireFlies TOUR that will be my photography highlight of 2017.

From day one I knew I was surrounded by very special people.

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The team spent 8 days cycling from GENEVA To CANNES ->> 1,000km & 28,512m climbing across "Les Grandes ALPES" in aid of BLOODWISE Charity - Beating Blood Cancers. Inspired by the Courage it takes to fight Cancer, the riders tackle the most gruelling climbs of Le TOUR de FRANCE. Dedicated to raising Awareness & Funds in the Advertising, Film & Media world, the Tour arrives mid week of Cannes Lions International AD Festival.

 

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Since 2001 The FireFlies have Fundraised to support clinical and scientific Research into the Causes & Treatment of Leukaemia and other Blood Cancers at The HAMMERSMITH HOSPITAL in London.  

 

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Their Motto is: "FOR THOSE WHO SUFFER WE RIDE". 

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