Cycling & Art

As well as creating art I spend a great deal of my spare time cycling and I often get my inspiration whilst out riding.
I have been lucky enough to have ridden in some amazing places and seen some brilliant landscapes. I have tried to recreate these in some of my paintings.
Self-portrait: A Tough Ride
Self-portrait: A Tough Ride

I have been riding bicycles for as long as I can remember, probably longer that I have been creating art. I used to ride to school and still commute every working day of the year, a journey of 10 miles each way.
I also usually manage a longer ride on the weekend on the rolling hills around Bristol and Bath in the UK.
In 2011 whilst the nation watched William and Kate tying the knot, me and a couple of friends were rolling into John O'Groats after riding 880 miles in 8 days.
Riding on LEJOG
Riding on LEJOG

When time permits I take my trusted bike overseas and have been able to ride over some awesome scenery. The mountains of the French Pyrenees or the Alps are a favourite destination, although those hills seem to get harder and harder!
On top of the Tourmalet
On top of the Tourmalet

In 2016 I rode as part of a group from coast to coast across the USA. We managed close to 3,000 miles over 3 weeks of riding. One day in Oklahoma being cancelled due to severe thunderstorms and tornado's! Totally awesome.
Riding through Texas
Riding through Texas

I still continue to ride and I'm always planning my next adventure. Where next? Norway, Iceland.....
Luke
Luke