Spectacular photo essay capturing real story of Gorey Three Day
Photojournalist David Ryan has caught the reality of the racing and the action off the bike at one of Ireland’s most popular races
On the Irish cycling scene were fortunate at present to have some great photographers capturing the action. One of those is David Ryan. He spent the weekend at the Gorey Three Day and has produced a photo essay.
By David Ryan
Fifteen years ago I was a rider in the Gorey Three Day Cycle Race and finished 14th overall on general classification.
I have since retired from road racing and over the Easter weekend I revisited this famous stage race, but this time as a photographer, in association with Arcane Cycling.
I travelled and stayed with the team for the whole weekend, documenting the racing, and what went on behind the scenes.
I’m a photojournalist and I like capturing events as they unfold with minimal interference or instruction from myself.
I treated the weekend as an event to be photographed, quietly and sympathetically. I didn’t want to attract attention or to direct or prompt people at the race.
My goal was to capture the highs and lows of this great sporting event by producing authentic artistic images that told a very real story of the Gorey Three Day.
Thanks very much to Brendan Whelan of Bicycle Design Centre for the invitation to join the team over the past few days.
The overall winner of the race was J.B. Murphy of Kilcullen Cycling Club, while Arcane’s Andre Grennell took the overall A3 prize. Chapeau to all riders who took part.
The three shots below are David’s picks from the weekend. But you can see his project in full by following this link.