• I have a professional photographer friend (weddings/lifestyle) who wants to do expand his portfolio. He wants to follow the ToB in a Gruber-esque fashion. Anyone know how/who to speak to...?

  • Their media enquiry contact details are on this page:

    Your friend is effectively asking to cover their event as a photojournalist, so that seems a sensible place to start.

    I presume your friend isn't expecting to get paid. There may be limited official slots for logistical/health and safety reasons but presumably there's nothing to stop your friend lining some good unofficial spots up? Anyone's allowed to take pictures of the race.

  • Thank you. Yeah, nothing stopping him, I guess he's after some sort of preferential access, but given his lack of specific experience there's no reason for him to get it. Bloody entitled I say. Probably fancies himself on the back of a moto!

  • Ex-cycling photographer here! Accreditation isn't really necessary unless he wants finish line/celebration shots tbh, and those are hardly portfolio material. He'll also be able to drive on the route in advance anyway because it's a rolling road closure for ToB rather than a full closure. Unlikely he'd get accreditation without shooting for a specific outlet, but a quick google gives you this:https://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/about/pr­ess/

  • Good tip. Thank you.

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How do you get on the press/photographer roster for ToB!?

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