Published by Lyn on 14 July 2013
In the unlikely event that you get a little bored awaiting the arrival of the Tour de France peloton – or maybe if, like me, you're a sucker for completely random Tour de France facts and folklore – then this is for you. If you happen to also have an eye of good graphic design, then it's probably best to hide/temporarily misplace your credit card before you log on to The Handmade Cyclist.
Neil Wyatt, a UK-based graphic designer and cyclist, has created this portfolio of poster art based entirely on the theme of cycling.
He has a series dedicated to the one-day Classics, including Paris-Roubaix and Liège–Bastogne–Liège.
My favourites though come from Neil's Tour de France Miscellany section, where he takes one moment, one piece of folklore or symbolism, from every Tour de France and uses it as the inspiration for a poster. On the website you can click on to each poster, with the image flipping around to reveal a piece of Tour de France folklore.
The posters are reasonably priced at just over the €20 mark, so they make affordable gifts for cyclist friends (or for yourself...). However, narrowing your selection down to just one (or two, or three...) may prove the biggest hurdle to getting Neil's art on your wall.
You can see the full range of posters at The Handmade Cyclist. Enjoy!