I met Stephen a few years ago now at one of the Ards CC open events which he was attending with his camera, we started talking and find out he was a big fan of Eddy Merckx and Belgian Cycling, needless to say, we clicked. At occasions, I would borrow his photos for some reports as back up to mine (my photographs are pot luck shots and sometimes I need something a bit better…lol) His photos reflect his love for the sport as you will see in his selection. Stephen has also a Flickr page to admire with great urban orientated photos of different topics on his https://www.flickr.com/photos/smkpics/albums and well worth a visit. But let Stephen introduce himself ” MY NAME IS STEPHEN Mc KEE AND BORN BELFAST 1957, MY INTEREST IN CYCLE RACING BEGAN IN THE LATE 60’S EARLY 70’S WATCHING EDDIE MERCKX ON A BLACK AND WHITE TV WINNING EVERY WEEK.
LIKES: MY FAMILY, PHOTOGRAPHY, CYCLE RACING, CRUSADERS FOOTBALL CLUB AND ARDS CC. MY DISLIKES: EVERYTHING ELSE. ADMIRED RIDERS: FABIAN CANCELLARA AND MARIO CIPOLLINI (WHAT A COOL DUDE) TODAY’s RIDERS: PHILLIP GILBERT, ELIA VIVIANI, REMCO EVENEPOEL AND MATTHIEU V/D POEL
PHOTOGRAPHY AND PRO CYCLING GO SO WELL TOGETHER, COLOUR, PASSION AND ACTION! REALLY MISS TUESDAY NIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHING ARDS CC RACES… HOPEFULLY, I GET A FEW IN BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. MADE A FEW FRIENDS IN CYCLING OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. THEY ARE THE NICEST PEOPLE YOU COULD HOPE TO MEET, THAT INCLUDES YOU DANY, I THINK WHAT YOU DO FOR CYCLING IN IRELAND IS MARVELLOUS. TAKE CARE EVERYONE AND SEE YOU SOON STEPHEN” Thanks for your participation Stephen, magic stuff! (Feature photo David Mc Veigh BP Media & Ards CC)
This report in the series supported by Ards Cycling Club https://www.facebook.com/ArdsCyclingClub/