On the west coast of France is one of the most magical places you could ever visit, some say the 8th wonder of the world. Mont Saint Michel has endured for over a thousand years and in 2016 was the location for Le Grand Depart for the Tour de France. A symbol of French strength and devotion to the church, the people of France, the world.
My patron saint, Saint Michael the Archangel, the warrior saint, protecting the weak and hopefully a cyclist now and again.
This print was commissioned by the Carten 100 Team to raise funds with an obvious connection in the rider with the tail and eye of the Welsh Dragon.
CARTEN100 is not a race, but a fun day out with more experienced riders helping and encouraging those who have less experience and confidence. Each year, riders return fitter and keener and on newer, better bikes but they bring their friends, family and work colleagues with them to enjoy the challenge.
From the outset of CARTEN100 the two main objectives of this fun cycle are to set an achievable challenge for novice riders to encourage them to become fit and enjoy cycling, and to raise money for good causes – almost ‘half a million pounds’ raised so far!
Every year the Tour de France races through the hearts and souls of cycling fans worldwide, and 2018 will be no different. With it’s hero’s and villains, contenders and long-shots the Tour de France is filled with history, courage and passion played out on two wheels. I simply love it.
This special Tour de France 2018 Cycling Art Print pays homage to Stage 21 of the tour, when the sprinters have their last chance for glory on the Champs-Elysées — and I’ll be there again, to witness history.