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This coffee table album is the chronicle of the 2016/2017 cyclocross season, the latest edition of the renowned cyclephotos books.
This coffee table album is the chronicle of the 2016/2017 cyclocross season, the latest edition of the renowned cyclephotos books.
375 backers pledged £23,086 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi, I’m Balint Hamvas and I’m the chap behind cyclephotos.co.uk. If you follow 'cross you might have bumped into my photography, you might have visited my site or heard about my cyclocross photo albums. Or you might have seen me at a race, wearing my outrageously yellow waterproof trousers. I’m a freelance cycling photographer, but my main love is cyclocross. Originally, I'm from Hungary and up until 2008, I had no idea what 'cross was about. I visited a World Cup race that Autumn and it was love at first sight. Since then, I have photographed close to 150 world-class races and I have produced six photo annuals, including the previous one about the 2015/2016 season. 

The books so far
The books so far

The 16/17 edition of my book will guide you through the season in 240 pages of high quality photos, including my best shots from all the major European races as well as great articles written by well connected journalists in the sport.

Producing these books is a labour of love. It can be hard work pulling everything together, but at the same time, it’s always really rewarding and great fun.

Thanks to all the support last year, I was able to reach my target and publish the 15/16 edition which gave me the confidence to try again this year. So, once again, I’m asking for your help to make it happen! Here is the deal: you pledge money for the book and hopefully, if enough people do the same I’ll hit my target, the project will go ahead and the books will be ready by July. **For those of you who supported me last year: it really WILL be on schedule this time :) Read below for details. 

Of course, as with all Kickstarter campaigns, if I don’t reach my target, you won’t get charged and unfortunately, the book won’t happen. 

I’m so grateful for all your support throughout the years. I know this album will be a great edition and I really hope, that with your help, we can make it happen! Thank you!

Risks and challenges

While all my previous books have been finished and shipped by July, last year's book was severely delayed, due to a number of factors that were outside of my control: my computer was stolen, one of the contributor's had family emergencies and finally, the new printers delayed the printing by six weeks due to a machine malfunction.

Clearly I don't want to risk this happening again. So, one thing I've decided to do is to go back to the good old, dependable printing company I have used in the past. Also, I've started working on some of the chapters already so I am confident that I will be able to keep to the deadline this time around.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $12

    THANK YOU + A SMALL PRINT

    A heartfelt thank you for your support and an A5 print of your choice

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    ONE CX ALBUM

    A copy of the 2016/2017 Cyclocross Album

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    ONE CX ALBUM + NAME IN THE ALBUM

    A copy of the 2016/2017 Cyclocross Album and, to express my gratitude, your name will be added to the end of the book in a special 'Thank you' section.

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    Pledge £60 or more About $74

    ONE ALBUM + NAME IN THE ALBUM + PRINT

    A copy of the 2016/2017 Cyclocross Album

    To express my gratitude, your name will be added to the end of the book in a special 'Thank you' section.

    A limited-edition, signed 10x8 print

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    Pledge £80 or more About $99

    TWO ALBUMS + NAMES IN THE ALBUM

    Two copies of the 2016/2017 Cyclocross Album

    To express my gratitude, your name and another name of your choice will be added to the end of the book in a special 'Thank you' section.

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    Pledge £130 or more About $160

    ONE ALBUM + NAME IN ALBUM + A3 PRINT

    A copy of the 2016/2017 Cyclocross Album

    To express my gratitude, your name will be added to the end of the book in a special 'Thank you' section.

    A limited-edition and signed 23x16 print

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    Pledge £150 or more About $185

    FIVE ALBUMS

    Five copies of the 2016/2017 Cyclocross Album

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    Pledge £250 or more About $308

    ALBUM + NAME + PRINT + WC SIGNED

    A copy of the 2016/2017 Cyclocross Album

    To express my gratitude, your name will be added to the end of the book in a special 'Thank you' section.

    Your copy of the album will be signed with personalised message by any one of the five (junior, U23 women, U23 men, elite women, elite men) new World Champions of the 2017 Cyclocross World Championships.

    A limited-edition and signed 23x16 print of your choice

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    Pledge £2,000 or more About $2,467

    Spend the Worlds with Balint

    Spend the most exciting two days of the cyclocross season with me. I will show you around and could talk about cross for all through the weekend. Naturally, the reward includes a copy of the book and a signed A3 print as well.

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