Richard's World of Sport

Other than watching the occasional rugby match, I'm not much of a sports fan. Quite the contrary, in fact. But, during July, I ended up attending two world-class sporting events, where I took a number of photographs.

First, on 6th July, Le Tour de France passed through my home town of Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. To avoid the crowds, my partner, Jen, and I walked across the local Moor to catch the riders as they headed down into Hebden Bridge from Haworth. It turned out that we weren't the only ones trying to avoid the crowds, so there were quite a lot of other spectators up there!

Peloton

The peloton of Le Tour de France approaching Hebden Bridge, 06-Jul-2014.

Nine days later, in accordance with a very long family tradition whenever the event is held in the North West, my dad and I attended one of the practice days of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. The weather was ridiculously hot, but I managed to take quite a few photographs, including some shots of some old Open favourites:

Tom Watson

Tom Watson (USA), Open Championship, 15-Jul-2014.

Ernie Els

Ernie Els (SA), Open Championship, 15-Jul-2014.

To mark this (to me) unusually sporting month, I've added a Sports photography gallery to my Smugmug site, where I've posted a number of my sports-related photos.

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