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The Road Book 2019 - The Must Have Women's Cycling Book

A 240 page coffee table book celebrating the 2019 women's cycling season. Packed with our favourite photos from over 90 days of racing!

The Road Book 2019 - The Must Have Women's Cycling Book

A 240 page coffee table book celebrating the 2019 women's cycling season. Packed with our favourite photos from over 90 days of racing!

£10,511
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 12 2019 6:51 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 13, 2019

About

After the success of The Road Book in 2017 and 2018 we're back on Kickstarter and need your help to bring the 2019 edition to life!

The end of the women's road cycling season is fast approaching so it's the perfect time to look back at the incredible efforts and accomplishments of riders during the season.

The Road Book 2019 will be a 240 page, hardback coffee table style book packed with our favourite photos from the season alongside exclusive articles on the key riders and themes from throughout the year.

We've travelled more this year than ever before photographing women's cycling! Starting way back in January for the Australian block of racing, all the way through to the Tour of Guangxi at the end of October. We've covered every UCI Women's WorldTour race is plus many other great races on the calendar.

Take a closer look

If you've not seen previous editions of The Road Book, here's a few sample pages from the 2018 edition, to give you an idea of what to expect:

Introduction to races in April
Introduction to races in April
Sample page from Emakumeen Bira
Sample page from Emakumeen Bira
Part of the feature on Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
Part of the feature on Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
Sample page from Giro Rosa
Sample page from Giro Rosa

Some nice things people have said about last year's book

People had really nice things to say about last year's book, here's just a small selection of what people said when their books arrived 

The Rewards

We have a whole range of rewards centred around The Road Book 2019.

The Road Book 2019

You'll receive one copy of The Road Book 2019 featuring our favourite photos from the ten months of the women's road cycling season alongside exclusive features on key themes and riders by some excellent writers. 

The Road Book 2019 + Name in Book

For the last two editions of The Road Book this has been our most popular reward. You'll get a copy of the book and have your name in lights (well in ink)! In addition to a copy of the The Road Book 2019 we'll include your name in a special Thank You section of the book.

Book + A5 Print + Name in Book

In addition to a copy of The Road Book 2019 and having your name included in a special Thank You section of the book, you'll also receive a high quality A5 print of your choice from our photo archive of over 50,000 photos.

Book + Wall Calendar + Name in Book

Even if this digital age of virtual assistants there's something nice about having a good calendar hanging on your wall to help keep you organised. In addition to a copy of The Road Book 2019 and your name included in a special Thank You section of the book, you'll receive a 'double A4' 2020 wall calendar including all the key race dates of the season and space for your own events too. 

Sample page of the 2019 calendar
Sample page of the 2019 calendar

Twin Pack

If The Road Book was a boxer it'd be a 'Heavyweight'! Weighing in at around 1.7kg for one copy, postage can be expensive. So why not get together with a friend, or maybe you want one copy of the book for yourself and another as a gift? Choosing the two book reward offers big savings on postage and you'll save over 10% on the single book price. You'll also get two names of your choice included in the special Thank You section of the book.

The Trilogy

An instant impressive book collection: You'll receive all three editions of The Road Book and have your name included in the 2019 edition.

Book + A3 Print + Name in Book

In addition to a copy of The Road Book 2019 and having your name included in a special Thank You section of the book, you'll receive a high quality A3 print of your choice from our photo archive of over 50,000 photos.

Book + A3 Print + Calendar + Name

The reward for the mega women's cycling fans! In addition to a copy of The Road Book 2019 and having your name included in a special Thank You section of the book, you'll receive a 2020 'double A4 wall calendar' and a high quality A3 print of your choice from our photo archive of over 50,000 photos.

Team Pack

If you get together with some friends you can save big on postage and get almost 25% off the single book price! You'll receive five copies of the book and five names included in a special Thank You section of the book.

Photoshoot + 5 x The Road Book 2019

You see your times on Strava tearing up your favourite climb, but wouldn't it be great to have some stellar photos to go with it? We'll fly in and spend a day with you and your friends, shooting you riding your favourite roads or trails on a mutually agreeable date. Costs include our travel to anywhere in Europe (For shoots further afield get in touch and we can work out any additional supplement to cover travel expenses). 

You'll also receive five copies of The Road Book 2019 and get five names included in a special Thank You section of the book.


About Us

We are Balint Hamvas and Sean Robinson, the photographers behind the women's cycling photo agency, Vélofocus. Between us we've shot almost 500 race days on the women's road cycling calendar in the last five years.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Risks and challenges

This will be our third edition of the book so we've got pretty good at it over the years. Every effort is being made to ensure the book will go to print on time. The structure of the book has already been established. We have sourced a designer and printer, and are in discussions with some of the best writers covering women’s cycling on the sections they will be contributing.

The majority of the content will be finalised by the end of September and prepared ready for print. Then in the days after the Tour of Guangxi, we can drop in the content for the final pages and we’re ready to print!

The biggest risk is the 'B' word, Brexit. We don't know what's going to happen or if it ever will! We've factored in a contingency into our fundraising target to cover the worst case scenarios.

Due to the close proximity to Christmas and longer postal times at that time of year, we can't promise they'll arrive with you in time for Christmas but we will do our best to ensure timely delivery.

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