It has been something of a hectic week here. Tom and I have had our heads down completing our new book, which, all being well, will go to the printers next week. The title we’ve settled on is Shetland Oo: Wool, Textiles Work, and those of you who were keen on the idea of a hardback book will be pleased to hear we’re ordering a split edition (i.e., some hardback, some paperback) so that your preferred option will be available. Both Tom and I are really proud of the finished book, and are very grateful to all our Shetland friends who have supported the project, and have made it what it is. You can sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear when the book is available (direct link in sidebar opposite ———>) and you’ll be hearing much more about the book and those involved over the coming days and weeks. In the meantime, we’ve been able to take some time out from the book, and watch others sprinting to the finish in a rather different way. The UCI Track cycling world cup is currently on in Glasgow, and, thanks to my mum and dad (who are visiting this weekend) we’ve been able to watch some amazing athletes competing in some very exciting events, which you can read more about here.

Here are some of Tom’s photographs from yesterday evening’s session.



Men’s team pursuit (British & Chinese teams)


Women’s keirin.


Men’s sprint semi-finals.


The men’s sprint final was fought out in three nail-biting heats between Kamil Kuczynski of Poland and Russia’s Pavel Yakushevsky. . .


. . . Kuczynski came from behind to win.


British women’s team going for gold in the thrilling team pursuit final!

Hope you are all having a great weekend, however you are spending it!


11 thoughts on “sprint finish

  1. kate, i’m over the moon excited about the book’s imminent arrival, and my bike-obsessed hubby will be the same with these photographs! thank you and tom for all of the beauty. it truly makes my world go ’round! xx


  2. Brilliant photography well done to Tom you know it is all because he has been doing all those photos for you over the years that he has got so good don’t you .all your fault 🙂🙂


  3. My town hosted the PanAm games….and a velodrome was built only a 7 Minute drive away! I often go there to walk the track above and watch the Canada team cyclists train! Now I see I must get tickets for the next competitive event held there….it all looks so exciting! I’m looking forward to your next book :)


  4. At first I thought the final shot was a 1930’s Ravilious…something about the light and the helmet shapes and I always love black and white. Exciting stuff….


  5. What an interesting post, Kate. I don’t know how you do it all, you two! Tom’s photos are fantastic – I particularly like the final one, as I have a bit of a thing about photographing shadows!


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