Quoc Pham has these white crepe souled Derby shoes available made to order in sizes 42-47. Could these be the ultimate in cycling-chic dandyism? I think so. Curse my size 38’s….
Those ViCiOUS VELO louts are holding an anarchic anti-establishment roll out on the day of the wedding. Click the poster for more info!
Not at all cycling related, but last week saw the incredibly sad news that a Getty Images photographer called Chris Hondros passed away after being mortally injured whilst shooting in Misrata, Libya.
Chris was a true talent, whose passion and dedication to capturing such important visual records in various besieged areas of the world – Iraq, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Kashmir, provided the world with pictures that spoke more than thousands of words ever could.
My heart goes out to Chris’s family and friends. I remember answering a call from him whilst he was in Afghanistan a few years ago, where he was apologising for connection issues and that he was sorry in case we saw corrupted files from him on the picture desk. I could hear from the background noise that he wasn’t exactly filing images from a nice quiet office – and I thought it was almost funny this guy was worried about his images getting through when he was filing from such an incredibly hard environment to work in! He was a true professional and his death has touched many at Getty – Although my dealings with the man were limited to that one phone call – I know he will leave a lasting legacy and his images will provide so much inspiration to many photojournalists – young and old alike.
Les Pratt has set up a fantastic charity ride that can only be described as ‘epic’ – a 500km bike ride through Malawi to raise much needed funds for the ongoing AIDS effort in this impoverished country.
Shockingly, in Malawi the population is almost 15% HIV+, with most of these being young people, with 60% infected being women and girls. Half a million have been orphaned by the Aids pandemic in this area.
On 12-23 May 2012 – you can be part of this incredible journey, raising money to directly support Action Aid in their mission to make a real difference to the suffering of so many in this region.