One of the things I love about my work is when I’m invited to work collaboratively with other businesses, shops, galleries, universities, schools to create a new piece of work. One recent example was when I was approached by Val and Nigel of Because I Like It Gallery and Tea room to create a collection based on the Eroica Britannia, an annual ride and festival of cycling taking place in Bakewell and the Peak District.
Last February my partner and I took our bikes to the Peak District and cycled parts of the route to be taken by a host of vintage bicycles. It’s not an area I know well and I was delighted to discover some great new cycling routes. Armed with a camera full of photographs we headed to the Because I Like it café for some amazing soup and a chat about the collection.
The four images below with penny farthings will be available exclusively at the Eroica Britannia this weekend and through Because I Like it in the future. Other images without the penny farthings will be available through me at a later date. All four images are available as coasters, cards and prints.